Mateo Kovacic's individual highlights against Arsenal have now emerged

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There’s a case to be made for Chelsea having the best midfield in the Premier League.

N’Golo Kante is just brilliant and he was joined in the summer by two fine midfielders.

Jorginho arrived in a £57 million deal from Napoli and he was swiftly followed by Mateo Kovacic, who joined on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.

Chelsea fans saw all three in action against Arsenal on Sunday as Maurizio Sarri’s side secured a 3-2 win.

Jorginho and Kante started, with the Frenchman popping up in the advanced areas where Sarri wants him to play.

Meanwhile, Jorginho continued his impressive start to life at Stamford Bridge. The 26-year-old played the pass to Marcos Alonso that led to Chelsea’s opening goal.

But supporters were more excited to watch Kovacic in action.

Kovacic's highlights

The Croatia international came on for Ross Barkley in the 60th minute and got fans excited with a very promising cameo.

His stats, per Squawka, were very impressive.

Completing 100 per cent of your passes is a great way to start.

Kovacic’s individual highlights have now emerged and they give a sign of what Chelsea can expect from the midfielder.

Not bad. The way in which he dispossessed Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira certainly stood out.

The Express rated Kovacic’s display at eight out of the 10, heaping praise on the new arrival.

“Made some crunching tackles after his introduction and looks a brilliant bit of business by Chelsea,” they wrote.

“Helped the Blues dominate midfield as they dragged themselves back ahead.”

Sarri will be happy. Barkley played well, and will provide competition, but Kovacic looks like the player to start from here on.

Goals from Pedro, Alvaro Morata and Alonso handed the Blues the win in a thrilling encounter at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will be looking to continue their perfect start to the season when they travel to Newcastle United next Sunday.

Mateo Kovacic
Real Madrid

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