Mateo Kovacic’s future at Stamford Bridge has surprisingly come under keen scrutiny despite a healthy start this campaign since joining from La Liga outfit Real Madrid in July.
The three-time Champions League winner proved to be worth the money the Blues splashed on him in the summer, going on to build a steady run of fine form under Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri.
Kovacic has racked up more appearances than speculated, and despite driving on luck and hard work this first half of the season, his berth has come under intense threat.
England duo Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek could tip the Croatian over, who was hugely sidelined at Real Madrid.
Kovacic’s move to Chelsea is short-lived and there’re no signs the Blues could push for his deal to be permanent.
When Kovacic joined the Blues in July, no clause was struck to allow a permanent buy.
According to StarSports, it is understood the Blues could bat off the lure to tie him down at the club.
And the 24-year-old parried questions about his stay at the west Londoners, remarking that it was too early to conclude on the matter.
However, he said happily, that we was deeply satisfied playing for Chelsea, and praised the warmth of the crowd of Blues supporters.
Arsenal legend Martin Keown thinks he should be dropped from the squad and Sarri should rather, give a full nod of approval to RLC(Ruben Loftus-Cheek) and Ross Barkley.