Chelsea now top the Premier League, after that man Diego Costa popped up with a winner away to Middlesbrough.
The Spain international’s crisp volley means he is the first player in the Premier League to reach 10 goals this season and made it six wins and six clean sheets in a row for the London club – all since manager Antonio Conte started playing them in a 3-4-3 too.
Chelsea in the league with 3-4-3:
Tactical masterclass from Antonio Conte. pic.twitter.com/bVmuXmcaVA— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 20, 2016
Costa’s continued brilliance earned him the plaudits once again, especially because he’s managed to keep his temperament sufficiently in check despite being one yellow card away from a suspension – something which has been hurting the heads of Fantasy Football managers for weeks.
It's crazy how Costa has been skating on thin ice and just one yellow card away from suspension for about 6 matches now.Composure!— Nduvho 🏟 Tshishonge (@nduvho__) November 20, 2016
Costa is the perfect storm in FPL. Consistent goal scorer, but because of the 4 yellow cards nobody will bring him in. Owners destroying us.— Fly* (@FPL_Fly) November 20, 2016
Costa non-owners still waiting for that 5th yellow. pic.twitter.com/eK5uEKsu0x— FF247 (@FantasyFooty247) November 20, 2016
Despite the Costa talk though, the big performance of the game came from Victor Moses, who bagged a Man of the Match award for his work on the right wing.
Don’t adjust your screens. We do mean the same Victor Moses who has spent the majority of his time at Chelsea out on middling to lesser successful loan spells, such as at Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham.
Moses joined the Blues in 2012 but has never really settled into the team. Now 25 years old, he’s finding his feet at the club, having picked up another match award a few weeks ago.
Victor Moses as #MOTM again 😱!!! His resilience is paying off; very deserving!💙— Amy T (@LadyAmyT) November 20, 2016
It’s fair to say the player’s conversion under new boss Conte has attracted a feeling of some surprise.
Victor Moses man of the match what a time to be alive
Conte what have you done ?— Nas (@ndabagi) November 20, 2016
Others reckon they knew he had it in him all along.
Told everyone from day one how good Moses is— Billy clifford (@bclifford47) November 20, 2016
Not everyone is convinced the player should stay at Chelsea though and reckon there’s some deals to be made in the January transfer window.
Whether or not you think Moses has reached a level that justifies his place in the team at the top of the league, his presence in it is undoubtedly a curve ball.
Motm victor Moses, who would of thought he'd be so important for us at the start of the season?— Aqid.M (@Aqid123) November 20, 2016
Wasn’t 2016 mental enough?