It would be a little odd if they (Chelsea) sell me now while they can't recruit a replacement. We were not able to recover the lost ball, or press in the other half as a team.
There has been speculation over the 27-year-old's future all summer, particularly since he shone for third-placed Belgium at the World Cup finals in Russian Federation.
"You know what I said after the World Cup".
"I am going to stop, just for one or two years, then I will start again".
Jamie Vardy was sent off on his first start of the season for Leicester but his team still eased any early-season pressure on manager Claude Puel with a 2-0 victory over newly-promoted Wolves.
According to this line of thought, Chelsea were solving one of Real Madrid's problems by contributing to the development of a player in whom they themselves had no long-term stake. We did very well in the last 25 minutes, but I think we have to work.
"I think in this way of football, in my way of football, if you lose the distances [to press] you are in trouble".
While Arsenal drastically struggled to handle Chelsea's front three, especially down the right-hand side, the Blues also handed their visitors a string of glorious opportunities.
"Inside there were 15 minutes that were terrible". I'm good where I am.
"Kepa Arrizabalaga could have done better with Henrikh Mkhitaryan's first goal but I would rather have a young goalkeeper who is confident playing out from the back than Petr Cech, who is struggling". A lot has been said, but at the moment I'm happy.
Maurizio Sarri will be delighted with the attacking spark his Chelsea team has shown in their opening two league games.
Having been used sparingly last season, with more than half of his La Liga outings coming from the bench, Kovacic is glad to be at a club where he will play more regularly.
Few men want to be described as polite daughter-marrying material and certainly not someone trying to establish themselves in the cut-throat environment of the Premier League.