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Breaking News ! Mateo Kovacic had a difficult start to the 2020/21 campaign after struggling to get into the starting XI. However, when Kai Havertz tested positive for coronavirus, the Croatian came back into the side and has performed well in the middle of the park. The 26-year-old was named the Chelsea player of the season in the 2019/20 campaign for a reason, with his performances excellent over the course of the year. And in the performance against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon, he showed that again with excellent ability to win back the ball and drive through the middle of the park. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now However, there is one dilemma that might play on Frank Lampard's mind, and that could be Kovacic's final third productivity, which is important in the number eight role. Kovacic has never been a player who has provided a lot of assists or scored a lot of goals, and this season has not been too different. Read More Related Articles Chelsea handed huge injury boost ahead of Champions League clash vs Sevilla Read More Related Articles Chelsea fans noticed what Thiago Silva did after swapping shirts with Tottenham's Lucas Moura In five Premier League starts and another appearance from the bench, Kovacic only has one assist to his name so far this season. The other player who could come into the side is Havertz, with the German looking settled when playing in the midfield role. After the win over Burnley, before the international break, Lampard said: "We have played slightly differently in the last couple of games, and there have been a lot of positives. Read More Related Articles Chelsea's biggest transfer surprise has turned into Frank Lampard's most trustworthy player Read More Related Articles David Alaba could land his dream Chelsea shirt number if Marina Granovskaia seals transfer "It doesn’t mean we can’t change back, but it’s great to see what it did for Kai and for Mason [Mount].
. "I was really impressed with their humility and work ethic of those two. They were prepared to do both sides of the no.8. "That’s what I want from the players who play as the two number eights. I want them to join, help build, get assists and goals, and they did it."
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That final sentence is the issue for Lampard with Kovacic, who is certainly an excellent player for the Blues. But when they come up against teams where they will look to be more aggressive, then Havertz will surely be the way to go. However, Kovacic has proved just a key role he can play in Lampard's 4-3-3 formation.
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