“He’s so ambitious. And he’s been excellent in the games against Liverpool this season. So we’ll see.”
The Croatia teammates will line up on opposite sides when the Blues travel to the Bernabeu on Tuesday
We're not talking your Mohamed Salahs or Kevin De Bruynes, but your Freds...
"He can take the ball with a crazy amount of pressure and get out of it with an unbelievable bit of skill."
Chelsea are missing key players and Tuchel says he could be forced to do 'crazy stuff' against Wolves.
Kovacic recently returned from a hamstring injury, but will now isolate after testing positive for Covid-19.
"For Thomas Tuchel to make so many changes and for everyone to be at it right away was impressive."
“Our midfielders can play against anyone. I think our midfield is better than England's."
The 27-year-old was an unused substitute in two finals for Real Madrid.
Tuchel is delighted to have the midfield duo back at his his disposal to face Leicester on Saturday.
The Chelsea midfielder has a hamstring problem and is unlikely to be ready to face his old club.
Havertz could be in line for a recall against Villa, with Lampard insisting he will ring the changes on Monday.
Taylor sent Kovacic off for Chelsea midway through the second half at Wembley.
The fans may have "bitten your hand off to be in the top four", but would they call this Chelsea season a success?
Kovacic and Willian join rather a long list of Chelsea stars on the sideline.
It's slim pickings, but Mateo Kovacic gets a big thumbs-up...
Frank Lampard thought Mateo Kovacic was good for Chelsea. Nope. Bayern Munich have Liverpool to thank anyway.
Lampard admitted his side were outplayed by Bayern Munich.
Chelsea and Tottenham are about to host a '90s-style throwback. It could be decided by Kovacic or Lo Celso.
Kovacic claims Chelsea are 'playing well' but keep making mistakes.
At the other end of the scale Aston Villa were second to Real Madrid with a balance of -169m euros.
Kovacic is enjoying the "freedom" he is being given under Lampard.
Souness: "I wouldn't want to play against Kante. I'd want to play against them."
The hand gesture is for his two neices, one of whom has Down's syndrome.
And that is to get Mateo Kovacic scoring more goals. Frank Lampard reckons Chelsea have a goal machine.
Including a full-back with better numbers than AWB and Robertson, sort of...
Chelsea have completed the permanent signing of Mateo Kovacic on a five-year deal from Real Madrid.
Chelsea made a gaffe yesterday when they accidentally announced Mateo Kovacic as a permanent signing.
Mateo Kovacic is likely to return to Chelsea on a permanent basis next season, according to reports.
Man United can justify spending £50m on an uncapped Englishman. But twice that on a seasoned international?