The biggest regret to this date among Chelsea fans is letting the likes of Mohamed Salah, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne leave the club. Though each one probably made sense for the club at the time in terms of a footballing and business decision, the sheer pain that runs through Chelsea fans' veins when … Continue reading Mateo Kovacic – Bargain of the Century?
There have been a lot of interesting line-ups that Frank Lampard has put forth as Chelsea manager, and he has probably tried every different combination in the book (literally everything possible). There are a lot of positions in the team where there hasn't been a set first-choice pairing or trio, which sees a staggering amount … Continue reading Does a Jovacic double-pivot really work?
Mateo Kovacic is an Austria born, Croatian National, who plays for Croatia and Chelsea. Kovacic has enjoyed a successful senior career at some of the biggest clubs in the world. His senior career began at Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia. He made his debut in the 2010/2011 Croatian First Football League, at the age of 16. … Continue reading Mateo Kovacic – The Story So Far
Well well well, after just short of 12 months, Chelsea's season has all but come to close, minus a small game against Bayern Munich next Saturday. It's been a truly unforgettable season, with a three month hiatus between March and June, as well as the homecoming of Frank Lampard to Chelsea Football Club. But without … Continue reading Chelsea FC 2019-20 Season Review
With the dust settled on the FA Cup Final, Rob reflects on injuries, lacklustre performance and poor refereeing.
Matteo Kovacic is one of the finest talents to play the beautiful game. Breaking through at the age of 16 at Dinamo Zagreb, Kovacic had racked up 50 appearances for Croatia before he was 25. Javier Zanetti at Inter hailed him as the finest young talent to come through since Ronaldo. Having moved to Real … Continue reading Player Profile: The Curious Case of Matteo Kovacic
Welcome back everyone. In the first part, we analysed what Lampard would need in defence for next season. In this article, we’ll move further up the pitch into midfield. As said previously, Lampard wants his style of play to be similar to the one at Derby: a 4-3-3 formation. But now that we’re talking about … Continue reading Chelsea 2020-21 Part 2: What Frank Lampard will need in midfield
Frank Lampard has continued to back up his self-proclaimed willingness to his give youth players opportunities when they are earned. Of course, the inevitable has happened… Billy Gilmour has now been promoted to Chelsea’s first team on a permanent basis, and rightly so. "Knowing that the manager has such faith in you is massive, it … Continue reading Billy Gilmour: Built for Success
After reading the title, it's probably funny to think about how much stick these two got last season. Kovacic the "pointless footballer" and the "not good at anything" Jorginho are now in form at an unplayable level. They helped drive the Blues to a remarkable point against Ajax. Just the two of them alone had … Continue reading Why Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho are Europe’s BEST Midfield Partnership
Judging by his performances so far this season, it's incredible to think that many Chelsea fans were against the permanent signing of Mateo Kovacic. Yet just three months into the season, the reported fee of £40m is looking like an absolute bargain. The Croatian has really come into his own this season, looking a much … Continue reading The Incredible Mateo Kovacic