Arsenal legend Martin Keown has hailed the impact of Mateo Kovacic in the middle of the park for Chelsea.
Kovacic is often paired in the middle of the park alongside N’Golo Kante, and Kante often gets a lot of praise for his energy and work rate in midfield.
Kovacic is also having a brilliant season for Chelsea and has become an indispensable player for Thomas Tuchel, and Keown doesn’t think the Croatian gets enough credit.
Keown wrote: “N’Golo Kante is deservedly praised for his energy but I don’t think Mateo Kovacic gets nearly enough credit for his work ethic.
“Chelsea’s midfielders cover massive distances and they’ll find themselves outnumbered in midfield at times, given how City likes to flood that area with sky blue shirts.”