Joe Cole expressed his thought about Mateo Kovacic. The former Chelsea star admitted he’s a huge fan of the Croatian midfielder and thinks he he deserves more credit from Blues’ fans.
Cole said: “He’s different class, he’s not a prolific goalscorer from midfield but when you watch him closely, what he does is drive with the ball”.
“So teams are set up and straight away that’s unnerving the back four because he’s got that ability to ghost past players”.
Joe Cole also compared Mateo Kovacic with Cesc Fabregas and thinks that the Croatian international could give something more than the Spainard.
“Cesc Fabregas is a great player but Kovacic gives Chelsea what Cesc can’t do, and that is drive and take players out of the game from a central position”
“And it then allows space for your Willians and your Hazards to receive the ball at their feet. He’s vital to the way that Chelsea want to play”
“But he’s one of those players that when he’s not there, that’s when you’ll notice because he links the play from the defence to the attack so well.”