Costa ends goal drought as Chelsea cruise 7-point up

Diego Costa ended a seven-game goal drought to help Chelsea extend EPL lead.  With a 4-2 victory over Southampton on Tuesday, blues are now 7 points clear.

Chelsea's Diego Costa, right, scores a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Costa was beautifully involved as early as the fifth minute at Stamford Bridge when assisted Eden Hazard‘s opener. 

The striker’s 50th Premier League goal was a header from Cesc Fabregas’ cross and his next goal was the culmination of a mazy run through the defense that saw him exchange passes with Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez.

Both Southampton goals came from former Chelsea players, with Oriol Romeu and Ryan Bertrand making it 12 league games since Conte’s side kept a clean sheet.

Romeu’s canceled out Hazard‘s opener while a header from Ryan Bertrand made cemented the scoreline at 4-2

The London club is now 7 points ahead of second placed Tottenham, who is facing Crystal Palace in their next game.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Alastair Grant

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