Name: Diego Costa
A thoroughly disappointing title defence from reigning Premier League champions Chelsea has been boosted given the team’s resurgence under interim boss Guus Hiddink this term, creating fresh optimism of a return to their best form for the 2016-17 campaign.
However there is one man in particular who has flourished greatly under the Dutchman, the Blues’ star striker Diego Costa.
The 27-year-old, who has 10 international caps for Spain and is expected to feature for his country at this summer’s 2016 European Championships in France, has scored 14 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions for the Stamford Bridge outfit this term.
Costa, who joined Chelsea in a deal worth £32m from La Liga giants Atletico Madrid back in July 2014, found the back of the net just twice in the Premier League during Jose Mourinho’s reign earlier this season.
But the arrival of Hiddink in mid-December has seen the Spaniard hitman net eight times in his ten league outings under the former Turkey and Russia national team coach.
With midfielder Willian (4) currently second in Chelsea’s top Premier League goalscorer charts, surely this award is destined to be awarded to Costa come May.