Chelsea supporters didn’t have to wait long before they were raving about N’Golo Kante once again.
Kante played the full 90 minutes during France’s 1-1 draw with Ukraine in their World Cup qualifying group game last night.
Here’s how Blues fans reacted to their midfielder’s all action performance.
The 29-year-old was not offered any respite by Didier Deschamps as Le Blues began their World Cup campaign with a stutter.
France’s manager had admitted to RMC he was ‘not unhappy’ when Kante didn’t start every week for Chelsea as to avoid any further injuries.
Deschamps used this to his full advantage by deploying him for the entire match against Ukraine.
Like every club coach, Thomas Tuchel may have been wincing whilst watching Kante in motion on national duty.
Not because of his display, but at the thought of losing one of his most valuable players.
Much has been spoken about Kante’s reinvigoration under Tuchel and rightly so.
Chelsea’s unbeaten streak couldn’t have been achieved without the two-time Premier League winner’s influence.
He was in full flow during the Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid a fortnight ago.
Tuchel then rested Kante for the Blues remaining fixture before the international break.
But it won’t be much of a holiday because of his importance to Deschamps’ side.