Chelsea found themselves in hot water going into the 19/20 Premier League campaign with an inexperienced manager in Frank Lampard and a young squad that was deemed incapable of finishing anywhere near the top four.
However, the Blues managed to shrug off all doubts as Frank Lampard’s men grabbed the fourth spot in the league and even find themselves competing for the FA Cup title against Arsenal.
Although Chelsea’s youth system deserves credit for the team’s successes this season, Frank Lampard could thank several of his more experienced players for turning up when it mattered.
Mateo Kovacic, even though still only 26, was one such player in the squad. The Croatian contributed to two goals and three assists during the season. But his numbers don’t truly do justice to his performances on the pitch.
The former Real Madrid man has been crucial in calming and commanding the midfield for Chelsea in the absence of N’Golo Kante.
His consistency and class throughout the campaign is the reason that the Blues faithful are considering the midfielder for Chelsea’s Player of the Season title.
A solid performance from Kovacic on the final matchday of the league paid dividends for the Blues in securing Champions League football for the next season.
This sick skill from the 26-year-old in that game against Wolves stands as an example why the midfielder deserves all the praise he’s getting from the fans.