Chelsea were clearly second-best to Bayern Munich in all departments of the game but there were a few shining lights for the Blues, especially Mateo Kovacic, who more than held his own in the resounding 3-0 loss.

Here’s a brief overview of the Croatian’s numbers against Bayern:

Touches – 76
Accurate passes – 47
Passing accuracy – 88%
Accurate long balls – 3/3
Successful dribbles – 8/9
Ground duels won – 14/17
Key passes – 2
Tackles – 5
Interceptions – 2
Clearances – 1

Those numbers clearly lie testament to the fact that Kovacic matched Bayern’s brilliance on the night and there’s hardly anything more a single player could have done in a game of 11-a-side.

The 25-year-old has matured a lot as a midfielder under Lampard’s guidance this season and some of the younger players in the side need to make strides towards replicating his standards.

Can we do a comeback in the second leg?