Some Chelsea fans on Twitter were impressed by N’Golo Kante’s tireless performance in the stalemate against Manchester United on Sunday.
The 29-year-old had a rather shaky start but went on to become one of Chelsea’s most important players on the pitch as the game opened up.
There is only one main reason why Tuchel named Kante ahead of Jorginho, and it clearly paid off — the France international was the busiest man on the pitch.
It was no coincidence that Fernandes, who has arguably been Man United’s best player this season, had little impact in midfield.
To put it into perspective, the Portuguese has averaged three key passes per game this season. He made only one at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Kante’s pace also saved Chelsea a few times when Man United had counter-attacking opportunities.
Here are some of the reactions from Chelsea fans on Twitter:
Unfortunately, the draw means Chelsea stay in fifth, one point behind fourth-placed West Ham United, and six points behind second-placed Man United.
Tuchel and his players are going to face another big test on Thursday when they make the trip to Liverpool.