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Mateo Kovacic's arrival at Chelsea means new-look trio is complete

Mateo Kovacic's arrival at Chelsea means new-look trio is complete
Mateo Kovacic's arrival at Chelsea, as part of the deal which saw Thibaut Courtois the other way to Real Madrid, has gone understandably under the radar.

All the talk surrounding Stamford Bridge was about departures - Courtois has gone to Madrid, Eden Hazard remains for now at least - but Chelsea have moved swiftly and decisively as they look to accommodate new manager Maurizio Sarri.

Aside from the world-record £72m fee spent on Courtois' replacement Kepa Arrizabalaga, Chelsea have revamped their midfield completely with the additions of Kovacic and Jorginho.

The pair are set to feature alongside N'Golo Kante and play a crucial role in Sarri's favoured 4-3-3 system that won admirers from Pep Guardiola to Arrigo Sacchi during the manager's spell in Naples.

Jorginho will assume the role of Sarri's trusted lieutenant and implement his coach's instructions on the pitch having played under him for three seasons in Naples. 

The Italy international dazzled opponents by playing constant short passing patterns with his midfield partners. Under Sarri, Jorginho averaged 111 passes a game as Napoli tirelessly stuck to their task to create openings.

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