Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has backed Mateo Kovacic to be a key player for Chelsea this season because of his ability with the ball.
The pair played together at Real Madrid for a season before Morata’s £60million move to London last summer.
“Mateo, first of all, is an amazing person,” Morata told Chelsea’s official website.
“He is a midfielder who is good with the ball, very technical.
“He’s a very good player which is very important for us because we need top players.”
“He can break through the lines with his quality, he can score goals and he has a lot of power in his legs,” Morata added.
“With him we will win a lot of possession and he has the ability to carry the ball into the final third and provide passes for the strikers.”