Mario Melchiot when speaking with talkSport journalist, he said, Mateo Kovacic is the key to successful away and any other games win in the remainder of the season.
Chelsea woeful without Kovacic
The presence of the wonderful midfielder is missed as they Thomas Tuchel side travel away to Brighton a fortnight ago.
The dimension of the game from Jorginho on his return to the line up was so slow and outpowered by the Brighton players.
Both Jorginho and Kante failed to lead the attack of the reigning Champions from deeper position on the field, meannng they had to depend on the offensive player from the wings to the job against the Brighton.
Chelsea’s attacks really find it hard to penetrate the wall of Graham Potter with pace or skillful set of play, apart from the opening goal by Ziyech in the first half.
Finally time for Mateo Kovacic
With Kovacic showing up in the last ten minute of the game, which add a great impact to the team in the attack against Brighton.
However, the damage has been done before the inclusion of Kovacic as of late, as Brighton got away with a draw in the match.
The head coach will surely must have learnt from his mistake not to leave the Croatian midfielder again in any of his games.
Chelsea’s have three away opponents to go in the league Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Burnley to play against that are fighting for the survival of hope in the League.
What does the Croatian Provide?
“The Croatian gives a lots to the team and makes the difference on every occasions especially away from home matches like Brighton and others, Said Mario Melchiot.
“Playing against Brighton who loves to sit back and take their time to play their football, so in the situation you need some creativity to help out.
“Am saying the innovativeness of Kovacic pushing the ball ahead and forward, not the folks like Kante or Jorginho who plays further. I don’t think against Brighton the team has the players to break the game for the team.
“The head coach Thomas Tuchel brought him late, ten minute from final whistle but its late already, you don’t need to wait that long.
“The good posture and sharpness of the team needs to be at best to affect their opposition, if not noticed and corrected they start dropped point and get punished.
Lack of vision from the Blues
“Not so wonderful in construction and structure was the way in to the entire group dropping structure in the past games.
“Indeed, even with the best of the assaulting choices (Hakim Ziyech, Odoi, Mount, Lukaku) on the field, the thoughts were short to goal.
“We are pretty much know that Tuchel is seriously missing his left back Ben Chilwell and his effectiveness in the team, also with Reece James on the other rightside flank, who have been the best in attacking option against the opposition than Azipilicueta and Alonso can do.
“Tuchel first concern will get the two England global back into the group as quickly as time permits.”
“Yet, to be assured that Chelsea needs some fire power, which will be from Kovacic materclass from midfield to the attacking threat. Although this is not the perfect arrangement, however, nothing keeps moving forward forever in the world of football.