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Chelsea beat Everton 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Monday night and one of Chelsea’s star performers was Mateo Kovacic.
The 26 year old Croatian has become an important player under new boss Thomas Tuchel and showed why he has the trust of Tuchel by dominating the likes of Allan and Andre Gomes in midfield on Monday.
Kovacic completed 94 passes against Everton and 44 of those completed passes were forward passes. Kovacic also completed 13 passes while under pressure from the Everton players.
9 of Kovacic’s passes were into the final third and he completed one through ball. He completed 2 dribbles out of 2 attempted. He won 3 out of 5 ground duels and 1 aerial duel.