Mateo Kovacic was many people’s favourite to win the player of the year award at Chelsea, after a season where he was truly consistent surrounded by other players who had good patches here and there.
Especially through the winter, the Croatian’s midfield performances went through the ceiling just when we needed him most.
He even scored a goal in a vital moment too – that strike against Valencia that was so vital in our qualifying. Under Frank Lampard he showed so many new parts to his game, and we can’t wait to see him in an upgraded team next year.
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