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The trio is getting ready!

Wrong.  Typical knee jerk reaction of judging after one game.   

That's not like a 1 season loan player speaks.

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48 minutes ago, milka said:

Quick reminder as to why Kovačić should be Chelsea’s player of the season.

 

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What utter nonsense! Since when dribbling is the defining factor in determining whether a player is the Player of the Season? :doh: 

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1 minute ago, Jason said:

What utter nonsense! Since when dribbling is the defining factor in determining whether a player is the Player of the Season? :doh: 

Isn't that Hazard won it 🙈🙉🙊

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lolol, on a Swedish sports show that Linnea has on, she said that the cunt Florentino Perez has Kovacic regret and wants him back!!! (Florentino tänker Madrid saknar Kovacic på nasta år meaning Perez thinks Real will miss Kova next year)

Real can go fuck themselves

I would say, (obviously in secret)

oki m8, you give us Varane, you can have Kova back, rolfmaooooooooooo (and I would even feel bad saying that, as I loves me some Mateo)

and of course, I would say, the same deal for Kante (who turns 30yo, need I remind all, in very early spring of this coming season) and be far more serious

I will try and find confirmation, as this show is known for pushing wild rumours

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Kovacic is an ex Real Madrid, Champions League winner. The World Cup finalist had a fantastic 2018 campaign, who we bought for 40 million in order to initially replace RLC due to his long term injury.

 

Kovacic on his first season was above average , it’s fantastic for 1st season in the toughest league in the world. Us Chelsea fans has realised his ability on the ball is impeccable and his pressing is amazing. However Sarri coaching management didn’t unlock his full potential.

 

When Frank Lampard came in, due to his coaching management, Kovacic was a complete different player to last season as this season he literally had everything. He was a proper, proper and I repeat PROPER box to box cm, which Lampard crafted him to be.

 

This season Kovacic passing, vision, dribbling, tackling, driving, defending, work rate was all unlocked compared to last season. As well as that, off the ball Kovacic pressing was amazing as he put so much pressure into other teams which causes them to lose the ball.

 

Kovacic is the oil to the team and gets the team running due to his dribbling and driving, as ex Chelsea player Hazard carry on the ball has not been missed due to the Croatian maestro.

 

His also added more G/A to his name compared to last season as this season he got 2 goals and 3 assist but the dispute that Kovacic is not a stat player, you have to watch him to understand what he does for the team, as he is the definition of a pre assister.

 

Lampard has pushed him to another level as a midfielder to do more for the team which he has, as his been vital in important games such as the goal against Valencia as well as the 23 premier league appearances.

 

Kovacic deserves Chelsea’s POTY, he does so much for the team, due to his amazing work rate and giving his 100% in every game. 40 mil for this midfielder was a bargain, his one of the best midfielders in the league. Watch Kovacic with your own eyes to understand why his a baller.

 

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KOVACIC ON THE BEAUTY OF PLAYING FINALS AND ENDING THE SEASON WITH A TROPHY

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Mateo Kovacic believes the progress made this season at Stamford Bridge is justification for the work put in by Frank Lampard and his players and indicates an exciting future ahead, though he insists only trophies will be the true barometer of success at a club like Chelsea.

That is why tomorrow’s Heads Up FA Cup final represents such an important opportunity for the Croatian to add domestic silverware to the Europa League title he won while on loan from Real Madrid last term.

‘It’s heading somewhere but we need to show it on the pitch in the end,’ Kovacic says about the foundations that have been laid over the past 12 months in west London.

‘We need to win titles because if you don’t win titles then it’s not so good. Chelsea are doing great things, making great signings and showing great faith in our coach, which is really important for him and for us as well.’

Kovacic is no stranger to being among the end-of-season honours, having won eight major trophies in the Spanish capital and five more back in his homeland with Dinamo Zagreb. The 26-year-old relishes performing on the big stage and is eager to return to Wembley to add another medal to his growing personal collection.

‘It will be really nice to be in another final,’ he continues. ‘The most beautiful thing in football is to play finals and then to win them.

‘Chelsea is used to winning titles so we will do everything we can to play a good match in the FA Cup final and then let’s see what happens.’

 

Only five outfielders have played more Premier League minutes than Kovacic this season, highlighting his importance to the team in midfield, where he has been a key cog in harnessing the progressive football at the heart of Lampard’s style of play.

While he admits he wants to add more goals and assists to his game, our number 17 has been pleased with his contribution in SW6 in his first campaign as a permanent Chelsea player.

‘I’m happy with my performances,’ he adds. ‘I think I’ve had a good season and I’ve settled well in my second year. Obviously I’m missing the statistics, which is the thing lacking in my game at the moment, but I’m improving on that as well.

‘I feel great here, so happy and honoured to be at this great club. Now I need to pay it back on the pitch, to be better and better every season, and hopefully next season is even better for us than this one.’

The more immediate focus is on Arsenal, the same opponents we defeated in Baku last May to claim silverware. Kovacic will be hoping for more of the same on the north side of the capital tomorrow evening as the Blues look to end this drawn-out campaign with Cup glory.

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Am i the only one, sometimes really dislike the way he plays?

I know he has so many good qualities, he is really good on ball retention, his calmness and composure when he had the ball, give us extra protection in midfield.
But the way he barely threatening the opposition, barely create anything at all, he seems to has some mental block to playing safe everytime he have the ball.
I mean with so much talent he actually posses. His dribbling skill, passing technique, composure. But the way he playing, It is so damn frustating.
He seems not even trying to positioning himself in good position, create some spaces, just dont even want to take some responsibility to create any chances for his team mate, he often just hinder our attack by always playing it safe. 


And it already happens too often since he joined us

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4 hours ago, dimmas said:

Am i the only one, sometimes really dislike the way he plays?

I know he has so many good qualities, he is really good on ball retention, his calmness and composure when he had the ball, give us extra protection in midfield.
But the way he barely threatening the opposition, barely create anything at all, he seems to has some mental block to playing safe everytime he have the ball.
I mean with so much talent he actually posses. His dribbling skill, passing technique, composure. But the way he playing, It is so damn frustating.
He seems not even trying to positioning himself in good position, create some spaces, just dont even want to take some responsibility to create any chances for his team mate, he often just hinder our attack by always playing it safe. 


And it already happens too often since he joined us

We know he can shot. After a couple of years scored two great goals against Valencia and Everton. But after that I was hoping this would become regular thing but not sure he even tried to do it after.

Jorgi, Kante and Mount also not capable of this... Weird since Frank was amazing in this. He should teach them how to score from outside the box. Barkley is probably our best player in this department.

 

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Had a shocker last night. Kante was not much better. If Jorginho had performance like that forum would be fuming.

For that first goal I blame more Kova than CBs.

2nd goal was all on Kova. No, it was not a foul, even Kova did not ask for it, Muller took the ball. Emerson should have also came faster to Perisic.

Thiago showed to Kante and Kova what world class midfielder looks like. Kova was also not much better against Arsenal. He was solid this season ofc but if this is our player of the season than standard is really low.

I would give him 6.5/10 this season and this is the rating in ideal team worst performers should have.

Also James and Emerson are so far away in terms of defending from Azpi and even Alonso.

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This is why guys like Kova or Jorginho have to play next season. Werner, Pulisic, Ziyech, Havertz is amazing attack but someone has to give them the ball first. No surprise we played our best footy last season with them.

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Dribble, dribble, dribble....pass backwards.

Dribble, dribble, dribble...pass to the other team.

He also set Thiago Silva up for failure by making a rubbish, bubbling pass to him when he's about to pressed. Can't score, can't create and certainly can't defend. Not really sure wtf this guy is meant to be doing.

Kovacic and Jorginho cost us 100m+ and they have taken us backwards.

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6 minutes ago, Magic Lamps said:

LOL you must be kidding. Kovacic does what he does, bring the ball forward, break the press and ease the transition. He also did so yesterday no shame in that. Silva had plenty of time to control the pass. He should have calculated the surface correctly but miscontrolled it

Mount moved back into midfield and scored a goal. Mount in CM allowed us to get another winger on the pitch who also scored a goal and helped us salvage a point. 'Ease the transition'...lol, whatever the hell that means is absolutely worthless.

Dribble, dribble, dribble...yawn. I'd sell him to a rival so he help ease their transitions.

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LOL you must be kidding. Kovacic does what he does, bring the ball forward, break the press and ease the transition. He also did so yesterday no shame in that. Silva had plenty of time to control the pass. He should have calculated the surface correctly but miscontrolled it
Yeh his job is to get it the ball from the back four to the front four, or the fullbacks as options. Silva had some good forward passed to the strikers yesterday and kova got the ball forward.

Sure kova won't make something out of nothing, that burden will improve when ziyech drops deeper and pulisic moves about. Chilwell will be out most useful fb in dragging the ball forward imo. The rest are are similar on the ball, including James.

Kova will get the ball from A to B and make it it difficult to stop him in the process

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Mount moved back into midfield and scored a goal. Mount in CM allowed us to get another winger on the pitch who also scored a goal and helped us salvage a point. 'Ease the transition'...lol, whatever the hell that means is absolutely worthless.
Dribble, dribble, dribble...yawn. I'd sell him to a rival so he help ease their transitions.
Mount was a lcm in a 433 right? He wasn't playing in a pivot im sure

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1 minute ago, Supermonkey92 said:

Mount was a lcm in a 433 right? He wasn't playing in a pivot im sure

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Yeah looked like LCM. He needs to start playing there because that should be his long term position.

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