Mateo Kovacic is the best midfielder in the Premier League with this ability

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According to the official Premier League website, Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic is the best central midfielder in the Premier League when it comes to dribbling.

The Croatian international has completed 26 of his 34 attempted take-ons with a 76.5 per cent success rate, outperforming all other midfielders with more than 17 dribbles to their name.

Kovacic also displayed his good dribbling skills against Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday as he completed 8 dribbles, more than any player on the pitch.

Kovacic isn’t just a good dribbler, he is also a good passer of the ball.

Only Manchester City’s Rodri (74.3) has completed more passes per 90mins in the Premier League this season than Kovacic (72.3). Kovacic also comes third (21.1) behind Fernandinho (27.2) and Jorginho (23.6) for forward passes per 90mins.

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