'He doesn’t speak': Jorginho says 'unbelievable' Chelsea teammate is silent throughout matches

Jorginho revealed that N’Golo Kante remains silent throughout Chelsea matches but lets his feet do the talking instead.

Ironically, whilst speaking to the Champions Journal, Jorginho explained how Kante rarely converses whilst wearing the blue jersey.

The Frenchman’s soundless approach should come as no surprise really.

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He is a humble figure away from the pitch, why should he be any different on it?

But despite his hushed nature, the midfielder’s performances are generally of giant proportions.

Quiet Kante

“With Kante, the thing is, the guy is a machine. He is a little machine. He covers every blade of grass,” said Jorginho.

“He doesn’t speak. I guess he is the only player I know that never utters a single word throughout the whole match.

“And he runs for everyone. He’s all over the pitch, he steals so many balls, he’s got immense physical power.

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“He’s an unbelievable player. He’s unbelievable for all his power, the bursts of energy.

“Also, his ability to foresee where the ball is going in order to steal it is amazing.”

How long can he N’Go-lo for?

Few in the Premier League era have matched Kante’s capability of covering the ground, whilst also keeping the game ticking over.

Comparisons between himself and Chelsea icon Claude Makelele are pretty obvious.

Yet, the current Stamford Bridge protector probably offers more going forward than Makelele ever did.

However, Kante hasn’t yet got a position named after him, so they need to be respected differently.

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Sadly, for the small Parisian, the last season and a half have been something of a struggle.

Mainly because of the repeated injuries he’s been picking up.

A few games missed here, the odd omission there; signs that the energiser bunny may be just beginning to run out of juice.

But, at 30-years old, Kante should have plenty left in the tank to give.

Which means, whilst he still can encompass an entire playing field, we must be grateful to be witnessing his greatness.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.