Chelsea recorded a 2-1 victory over Watford on Boxing Day in the Premier League – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter raved about midfielder Mateo Kovacic for his individual performance.

Maurizio Sarri’s side are still fourth in the league table and now have a two-point cushion over fifth-placed Arsenal, who had temporarily moved ahead of them after drawing earlier on Wednesday.

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The Blues went in front at Vicarage Road through talisman Eden Hazard on the stroke of half-time after he brilliantly rounded goalkeeper Ben Foster to tap in.

But in injury time of the first-half Roberto Pereyra drew Watford level with a volley from a corner.

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Chelsea were back on top for large periods in the second-half and Hazard’s penalty turned out to be the winner, as he netted his 100th and 101st goals for the club.

A selection of supporters on social media singled out Kovacic for the quality of his display, as he made his fourth consecutive league start.

The 24-year-old is on a season-long loan spell at Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid and has caught the eye for his quality on the ball in the centre of the park.

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He is a central midfielder that needs to try add more going forward and made a good start by assisting Hazard’s opening goal with a through ball.

Here are some of the Chelsea fan tweets on Croatian Kovacic after beating Watford: