(Image): Mateo Kovacic’s impressive stat jump under Thomas Tuchel

One player who has seen great improvements under Thomas Tuchel is Mateo Kovacic. The Croatian was in and out of the team under Frank Lampard, but Tuchel has put him right where he wants to be.

WhoScored’s graphic shows his improvement statistically – more key passes, dribbles, tackles and interceptions, as well as just more passes per game. There’s no question this system suits him down to the ground.

The question is whether he can actually add some goals and assists to the mix. Then we will really be talking about a transformation.

You can see the stats in the image embedded here: