London: Diego Costa was on target again as Chelsea continued their winning start to the Barclays Premier League campaign with a 2-0 triumph over Leicester at Stamford Bridge.
Diego Costa celebrates after scoring against Leicester City
The Spain striker, who opened his account with a poacher’s goal on debut in the Blues’ 3-1 opening victory at Burnley on Monday, pounced again from inside the box to put Jose Mourinho’s side ahead against the promoted visitors just after the hour.
Eden Hazard added a second goal with an effort 13 minutes from time to put the result beyond doubt, with the biggest cheer of the day reserved for the late introduction of Didier Drogba in place of Costa. Elsewhere, managerless Crystal Palace went down 1-3 at home to West Ham.
Mauro Zarate, Stewart Downing and Carlton Cole were the men on target for Sam Allardyce’s side, who notched their first victory of the season. Marouane Chamakh had halved the deficit for the Eagles just after the break, but it proved to be in vain.
Nathan Dyer’s goal earned Swansea all three points against Burnley at the Liberty Stadium. The winger latched on to a superb through-ball from Gylfi Sigurdsson and coolly slotted home midway through the first half to continue the Swans’ 100 per cent start.
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