Chelsea impressed on the opening day of the Premier League against Huddersfield, and that’s just what the Blues needed. There was a bit of uncertainty at the club following a mixed pre-season campaign that included losses against Arsenal and Man City, and so a good performance was needed.
They got just that, with a 3-0 convincing win over Huddersfield enough to settle the early season nerves at Stamford Bridge.
However, next weekend, Chelsea’s biggest test yet is on the horizon, with a clash against Arsenal likely to be the best indicator yet of how the club are going to do this season.
Back at the Bridge for a London derby on Saturday! pic.twitter.com/wiuZ4DIemd
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 14, 2018
Mateo Kovacic moved to Chelsea towards the end of the summer window from Real Madrid, and he’s yet to appear for his new club, likely owing to a lack of first team training.
Clearly, though, fans recognise his talent, and they want to see it in action on Saturday. His debut will undoubtedly be a huge event, with the Croatian a big name in European football – especially given all of his Champions League success.
Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
Kovacic and Hazard MUST Start this game ! No need to rest especially hazard, he got more weeks to he gain the fitness already , doubt on kovacic, but at least he must be on the bench! come on Chelsea!
— BlueBlood (@PricelessHazard) August 14, 2018
I'm hoping Kovacic starts, 1 week and half is enough for fitness
— Hillary Che (@hillaryche01) August 14, 2018
Kovacic should start & I hope Odoi is okay so he can start as well. Can’t wait to see the match. Let’s go Blues
— badvibeS (@s_badvibe) August 14, 2018
Azpi Rudiger Luiz Alonso
Kante Jorginho Kovacic
Willian Morata Hazard
This is most likely to be our 11 on the day
— HOSHIKI (@hoshiki44) August 14, 2018
I hope Kovacic is able to link midfield with attack. Its seems to be a bit challenging for Barkley in Huddersfield 1st half. After Loftus cheek came in he was mostly on the left wing
— Kelvin Maina (@Vok80) August 14, 2018
can’t wait to see kovacic
— Irfan Darmawan (@irfandarmwn) August 14, 2018
KOVACIC in and GIROUD in…..
— Uncle Bob (@callmepastor) August 14, 2018
Lets make sure we win and give Kovacic a debut on that day. Makenus proud boys
— Domicile herb (@domicileherb) August 14, 2018