Conte hails Costa as world’s best

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hailed striker and this season's club top scorer Diego Costa as the best in the world.

Conte's men will go up against Everton on Sunday, where another deadly front man, Romelu Lukaku will be on show.

But, the Italian hoped it would be the Spaniard who decides the outcome of the game.

"We are talking about two great strikers. But you know that Diego, for me, is the best striker in the world," Conte said.

"I hope he will be decisive in this game and from now on until the end of the season.

"He has the character you need at this stage of the season, for sure. It's very important to have players with good personality, with strong characters, because you must be ready to face a different situation," said the Italian.

"He's a warrior — But I think in the team we have a lot of Warriors. I work every day to bring them to be Warriors."

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