Mateo Kovacic is undoubtedly one of the top performing players at Chelsea since the commencement of the 2021/2022 campaign.
Prior to the start of the ongoing campaign, Chelsea officially announced that Mateo Kovacic will be wearing the legendary nø. 8 jersey that was previously worn by Frank Lampard and most recently worn by Ross Barkley.
This however caused confusion amongst fans and pundits across the globe as majority believe that the nø. 8 jersey comes with expectation for goals like Frank Lampard did during his days, Kovacic on the other hand finds the net on rare occasions as the former Nerazzurri midfielder failed to find the back of the net in the just concluded 2020/2021 season.
However, since Kovacic switched his jersey number, he has been phenomenal attacking wise as he managed to score one goal whilst rendering three assists in five games for Chelsea this season.
Mateo Kovacic so far this season for Chelsea:
5 Games (4 starts)
74 Touches p/g
91% Pass Accuracy
2.4 Tackles p/g
Kovacic’s presence was however felt once again as Chelsea extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five.
Watch his highlights here.