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Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic was included in BBC’s Premier League team of the week after an impressive performance in Chelsea’s 4-2 victory over Burnley on Saturday.
According to Garth Crooks, Kovacic has been a revelation since the arrival of Frank Lampard.
“I normally don’t care for statistics – they are for statisticians – but when I saw the pass rate for Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho against Burnley I suddenly paid attention,” he wrote in his column for BBC Sport.
“The performance of Kovacic, in particular, has been a revelation since the departure of Maurizio Sarri and the arrival of Lampard.
“The way he used the ball to cut Burnley to shreds was cruel at times. It’s hardly surprising Chelsea fans are enjoying their football so much these days. They have developed a generation of players desperate to play for a manager who, along with his players, are going places.”