Revealed: The Chelsea Player That Made Things Happen Against Norwich

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A Tammy Abraham brace and a Mason Mount goal helped Chelsea beat Norwich 3-2 at Carrow Road to secure our first win of the season under Frank Lampard.

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has been hailed as the player that made things happen against Norwich.

Former Premier League midfielder Danny Murphy said on Match of the Day: “There was big question marks from the last season, what is he [Kovavic]? Is a holding midfielder or is he a number 10?

“But [on Saturday] he showed all aspects of his game. It’s probably as good a game as we’ve seen in a Chelsea shirt.

“He played in that central role but he got forward more, which we haven’t seen, he’s played a bit safe for me in the nine months of watching him.

“There was a responsibility he had to take and he did it really, really well. Without Kante, they needed someone to put his foot in because Norwich played well.

“They’ve got good footballers and someone had to stop the momentum they had at times. He was the one making things happen.”

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admitted the game against Norwich was a tough test.

Lampard said: “It was a tough test and Norwich will get a lot of points here because they are a good side.

“The two goals we gave away I didn’t like but there were lots of good elements to our play and I’m really pleased.

“I’m particularly pleased for Tammy and he scored two good goals and the winning goal, but I want to talk about all the players today as we controlled the game on a hot day.

“Our performances haven’t given us what we deserved so far – but today it did.”

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