Kovacic's Chelsea debut has to wait for another week
- Chelsea starts their season against Huddersfield
- Kovacic is not even on the bench
Chelsea have revealed their matchday squad to face Huddersfield:
Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Zappacosta, Moses, Loftus-Cheek, Hazard, Giroud.
Sadly, Mateo Kovacic is not even on the bench so far. This understandable, considering the timing of his arrival to London - just two days ago.
An agreement signed between Real Madrid and Chelsea on the final day of the transfer window in England clearly stated the Croatian moved to Stamford Bridge on loan. Even a possibility of a buy-out clause was rejected by virtually every source.
Earlier this summer Kovacic stated he wasn't unhappy with the total amount of minutes he spent on the pitch as Real Madrid player and would like to enjoy game practice somewhere else. Los Blancos believe that this move is perfect for everyone involved as it would give Mateo minutes and the player would remain in control of his parent club.
Would you be following Kovacic's career during his time on loan?