Werner says Kovacic is helping him to settle at Chelsea along with Rudiger.
An added benefit of having a very talented footballer who also happens to speak five languages
Frank Lampard saw only one player in blue worthy of publicly singling out for praise. “I think there were a couple of performances in our team — namely Mateo Kovacic — who played with a personality and a quality that makes you go, ‘OK, he can play in virtually any team at that level’,” he said afterward.
In a match that saw Chelsea held to just a 36.7 per cent share of possession, their lowest of the season, Kovacic touched the ball more times (76) than anyone else in his team.
Even more eye-catching was his tally of completed dribbles — eight of nine attempted, more even than Bayern’s roadrunner of a left-back Alphonso Davies. Several of them single-handedly broke a Bayern press that otherwise smothered the home side into oblivion.
Kovacic was the only one of Lampard’s players who panicked…