Mateo Kovacic was Chelsea’s best player on the pitch against Hull City tonight, and his highlight reel moment came after just 5 minutes.
The Croatian midfielder picked up the ball in his own half, looked up and bent a superb raking pass over the whole Tigers team to pick out the advancing Cesar Azpilicueta on the far side.
Some credit has to go to Callum Hudson-Odoi for dragging Eric Lichaj inside, but the pass was pure Croatian class from our number 17.
One user on Twitter called it a “Fabregas pass”, and we totally agree, it had all the right ingredients.
You can see the pass in the clip here:
That ball from Kovacic…🔥
— Talk Chelsea (@talkchelsea) January 25, 2020
Kovacic needs to explain this pass 🔥 #HULCHE pic.twitter.com/uBvbso4X1C
— h™ (@Vintage_mxssi) January 25, 2020
(Footage from BeinSport)