Cesc Fabregas came up with a new handle for N’Golo Kante following a typically tenacious display in a Chelsea jersey against Liverpool last night.
Fabregas, once a Blues teammate of Kante, shared his freshly prescribed nickname on Twitter after yesterday’s fixture.
‘N’golinho’ might never catch on, but the type of performance Kante put on at Anfield will always resonate with fans and rivals alike.
Chelsea’s all action Frenchman made light of Liverpool’s midfield through his tireless work rate and endless energy.
He even played the killer pass that set up Mason Mount’s goal, which was ultimately the game’s decisive moment.
It was the kind of ball that Fabregas himself would’ve been proud of.
The silky Spaniard sits second in the all-time Premier League assists charts with 111.
57th of those arrived in a Chelsea jersey, where he spent three seasons sharing a dressing room with Kante.
Fabregas would certainly love to be a part of the current Blues squad under Thomas Tuchel.
The new boss at Stamford Bridge has now gone ten matches unbeaten in all competitions.
That latest victory over Liverpool was arguably the most significant result during Tuchel’s short tenure and a signal that Chelsea is back in business.