Chelsea were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Tottenham on Tuesday night, but many of the club’s supporters on Twitter singled out midfielder N’Golo Kante for praise following his efforts.

The Blues were beaten 1-0 at Wembley in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final, with Manchester City facing Burton Albion on Wednesday.

Maurizio Sarri’s side dominated for large spells without finding the breakthrough, but one lapse in concentration in the first-half allowed Harry Kane to convert a penalty to give the hosts a slender leader ahead of the return tie at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea were excellent in large spells and played like the home side, but once again a lack of cutting edge in the final third cost them.

They have now lost their last three consecutive matches against Spurs and will need to change that in the next meeting on 22 January.

Many Chelsea fans on social media were delighted with Kante after his influence in the midfield against Spurs.

The central midfielder has grown into a key player under Sarri and is adjusting well to his box-to-box role.

The Frenchman saw an effort bounce off the near post after he made a clever run into the box, while he covered every blade of grass defensively too.

Here are some of the Chelsea fans on Twitter hailing Kante:

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