Kai Havertz has named Mateo Kovacic the most skilled player at Chelsea and given special mentions to both Joao Felix and Hakim Ziyech.

Blues attacker Kai Havertz, who’s the club’s top scorer this season with nine goals, has been discussing Chelsea’s most skilful players on The 5th Stand app.

It’s very interesting to hear him flag Mateo Kovacic as “the best technically” from all his teammates at Stamford Bridge. The 29-year-old midfielder rarely uses his flair in games, though.

When asked the most skilful at Chelsea, Havertz said: “The best technically Mateo Kovacic, but I suppose he doesn’t use many skills in-game. That is Joao Felix, I’d say. Hakim Ziyech is the one who always tries to nutmeg.”

Kovacic can be extremely effective when he breaks lines with his dribbling, but it’s fair to say we don’t see enough of it from him.

The Croatian midfielder is very talented and has had a fantastic career to date. However, he can leave you wanting more at times given his natural talent.

He should love hearing appreciation from his teammates like above, though. In addition, Blues youngster Omari Hutchison raved about Kovacic’s ability only a couple of months ago.

There’s been plenty of speculation recently about the future of Kovacic, who’s got just one more year left on his contract.

The Evening Standard claimed last month that Chelsea won’t stand in Kovacic’s way this summer if he wants to leave Stamford Bridge.

We still think he can offer a lot to this Blues squad, but let’s see what the next permanent manager thinks of his situation.

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He can go from exceptional to ineffective on a game-to-game basis, so it’s very difficult to judge what to do with him.