N’Golo Kanté is a phenomenon and quite possibly the best player in the Premier League, as this incredible stat partly demonstrates:
— Grant James (@GrantJames_CFC) February 1, 2017
I’ll admit that, as an English football fan, I bloody LOVE some good tackling. We all do. We adore it. It’s in our blood. We’re a nation that actively applauds tackling at every possible moment, and would probably put it on the national curriculum if we could. So when Kanté rocked up at Leicester last season, it was like a gift from God.
His impact as a player can be defined purely by the Foxes fortunes this campaign (rubbish) compared with their Stamford Bridge counterparts (scarily good). Never has £32million looked more like an absolute steal.
N’Golo Kante: Has made more tackles + interceptions combined (408) than any other player in the last 3 PL seasons from just 50 appearances
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) November 26, 2016
Kanté is everywhere, all the time. He doesn’t stop. He’s a human two-for-one: one minute bombing up the pitch, leading the charge; the next, flying back to break up an attack. Chelsea have essentially been playing with 12 men all season.
The midfielder had a monster game on Tuesday night against Liverpool, registering 14 tackles – just two less than the entire opposition opposition. Check it:
— Chelsea GIFs (@ChelseaGIFs) February 1, 2017
N’Golo Kanté is a Duracell bunny who also happens to be one of the best midfielders in the world. Believe it.