Chelsea’s excellent run of form continued on Saturday, as they beat Burnley 4-2 at Turf Moor (via BBC Sport).
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The win was the Blues’ seventh in a row in all competitions, and fourth straight victory in the Premier League (via Transfermarkt).
Christian Pulisic was the man who grabbed all of the headlines and deservedly so after scoring a hat-trick in the game, his first goals for Chelsea (BBC Sport).
However, another player who produced an outstanding performance in Lancashire was Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic.
The 25-year-old completed three dribbles, made four successful tackles, played one key pass and made one interception in the match, whilst also having an impressive pass success rate of 91.8%. All of that meant that he was given a 7.17 rating for his performance by WhoScored.
Kovacic signed for Chelsea on a permanent basis in the summer after spending last season on loan at Stamford Bridge. He has become a key player for Frank Lampard and has made 14 appearances in all competitions this season, including nine starts (via Transfermarkt).
His performance at Turf Moor certainly impressed the Blues’ supporters, many of whom were heaping praise on the former Real Madrid man on Twitter after the game…
You bossed it today too 💙💙💙🔥🔥🔥😍😍 pic.twitter.com/nEuyZ2rW1Y
— Chelsea4Ever💙💙💙🌎 (@wadja_roland) October 26, 2019
Kova, you were superb tonight. Brilliant. You bossed it, along with Jorginho, in one of the toughest away matches of the season after a mentally/physically exhausting match at Ajax. We could have got caught up with the hype but we didn’t; a wonderful, winning mentality. ⚽️💙⚽️🏆
— Matt Levy (@MattLevy419) October 26, 2019
Bargain of the season, we love you brother.
— ً (@CFCBrano) October 26, 2019
You played a great game as well today Mateo, well done!
— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) October 26, 2019
Unreal performance Kovacic.. Absolute baller 👑
— Ayomide (@AyoSobanke) October 26, 2019
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Personally, besides Captain America..Kovacic was my man of the match. ABSOLUTE BALLER!!! watch that game again & you’ll see what I mean😭💙 MATEO💪🏾😭💙
— Chimotofu🇿🇦 (@Tonympetsheni) October 26, 2019