Chelsea's new recruit Diego Costa scored a hat-trick against visiting Swansea at Stamford Bridge to help Blues lead the league table by two points and to the elation of manager Jose Mourinho. After the match, Mourinho hailed Costa as a 'special' player.
A Demba Ba hat-trick sent Besiktas into the Champions League playoff round at the expense of former winners Feyenoord and past champions Celtic were humiliated 6-1 on aggregate by Legia Warsaw on Wednesday.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho bemoaned his side`s lack of a game-changing striker after their season effectively fizzled out in a 0-0 home Premier League draw to Norwich City on Sunday that typified their inconsistent campaign.
Chelsea is reportedly prepared to smash their transfer record by making a second bid for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain despite the Italian side already having rejected a 50 million-pound offer for the player.