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"What a player". Chelsea fans amazed with star player's performance on international break

The international break is in session and footballers have traded their club kits with their respective national team kits as they embark on international duties. Actions unfolded at various venues and some players have already started replicating their impressive forms. The likes of Thorgan Hazard, Yilmaz, Soucek and Antonie Greizman put up some strong performance yesterday.

However, Chelsea fans tuned to the action at Ljubljana, where Slovenia hosted 2018 world cup finalist, Croatia. The match ended 1-0 in favour of Slovenia, nonetheless Chelsea fans were overly impressed with the lively display, one of their stars put up. Croatian midfielder, Matteo Kovacic was a delight to watch in the pulsating clash.

The blues midfielder completed over 70 passes maintaining a passing accuracy of 95.9%. Unfortunately, his menacing dribbles and tormenting passes where not enough to neutralize the Slovenian defence. Kovacic was substituted in the 82nd minutes to rest for their subsequent clash with Cyprus on Saturday. 

Courtesy by Thomas Tuchel, the Croat has emerged one of the amazing midfielders in the world now. Kovacic was on brink of exit when former Chelsea coach, Frank Lampard was at the helm. However, he has established himself as one of the key players in the Chelsea team, which is currently unbeaten after 12 games.

The blues would be looking forward to extending their unbeaten run to achieve a high finish before the season ends and Tuchel would count on Kovacic's consistency, alongside stars like Hakim Ziyech, Kante, Timo Werner and Mason Mount to make that happen.

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