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Mateo Kovacic delighted with his current Chelsea form

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic is delighted his current form is being recognised.

The Croatian ranks second in the league for what Opta call 'ball carries': a player moving the ball five metres or more.

"My game is to open spaces for other people," Kovacic told chelseafc.com.

"It's a big strength and I have felt I am trying it a lot more because we play a little bit different football to last year. Now we are more direct, more aggressive, we just try things we didn't try last year. I feel better.

"I think my best position is in a midfield two," he adds.

"I can play as well in a midfield three, but in the two I feel maybe more comfortable with more freedom. But in the end the formation doesn't matter too much."

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