Alvaro Morata heaps praise on Chelsea’s new signing

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has heaped praise on Mateo Kovacic after the Croatia made the switch to the west London giants. The midfielder joined the Blues on a season-long loan before the transfer deadline as part of the agreement which witnessed Thibaut Courtois head to Real Madrid on a permanent basis.

Kovacic has since joined the Blues for first-team training and speaking to the club’s official website, Morata has spoked positively about the impact the Croatian may have, he said: “Mateo, first of all, is an amazing person. He is a midfielder who is good with the ball, very technical. He can break through the lines with his quality, he can score goals and he has a lot of power in his legs. With him we will win a lot of possession and he has the ability to carry the ball into the final third and provide passes for the strikers. ‘He’s a very good player which is very important for us because we need top players.”

Kovacic had only been a substitute for Croatia en route to the World Cup final but he was nevertheless fluent with his performances whenever called up for action. At Stamford Bridge, Kovacic may similarly not command a starting role from the off and it will be interesting to see how Maurizio Sarri utilises him during the ongoing campaign.

Chelsea begun the Premier League season with a 3-0 triumph over Huddersfield Town on the road and there were plenty of positives from the encounter where N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Pedro found the scoresheet. Other than this, the likes of Willian and Eden Hazard also played their part with assists of their own and the club’s faithful should be pleased with their after a summer of speculation regarding their positions with the FA Cup holders.