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Mateo kovacic was a second half substitute as Chelsea defeated Arsenal 3-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

Kovacic joined Chelsea during the summer in a season-long loan deal, and the 24-year-old made his debut in our London derby game against the Gunners, as he replaced Ross Barkley on the hour mark.

An excited Kovacic posted on Twitter after the game: “My #debut in #LondonDerby ends with a win! #doesntgetmuchbetterthanthis #CHEARS”

Kovacic revealed he is thrilled to be working under Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri and that he is playing for a manager and a club who want him.

“I am happy because of victory, the most important is that team played good,” Kovacic told Sport Klub TV.

“I feel fine, I miss rhythm but I just joined the team. I am working fine and improving.

“It was important for me after three years without continuity of play in Madrid, to find a team and coach that want me, and that happened in Chelsea.

“The club who wanted me and the coach that believes in me. That is what I need.

“Sarri knows me for a long time and I watched a lot of his matches. He loves to play; the team is great, with a lot of big players. I don’t expect it to be hard for me to adapt.”

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