Pat Nevin thinks that Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is a unique talent that is “beautiful” to watch because of his own style.
Kante, 30, has been regarded as one of the world’s very best midfielders for over five years now.
The £30million Frenchman has a brilliant list of achievements to highlight his impact in the game in recent times. He’s won the World Cup, Premier League (two), Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and FA Cup.
He rose to fame at Leicester City as a ball-winning defensive midfielder. However, he’s shown in the last couple of years at Stamford Bridge that he’s developed into more of a box-to-box role.
Nevin believes Kante is a one of a kind, which is spot on when you consider the way he covers so much ground unlike others.
“I’ve never seen anything like Kante. I’ve no idea how he does it,” Nevin told Off The Ball.
“He kind of knows what people are going to do, what their natural movement is, and he calculates it. And then he’s there waiting for them… He’s a beautiful player to watch in his own way.”
Kante a modern Chelsea great
Kante is small in stature, but he often leaves the biggest impact on the pitch.
He moves so quickly across the field to make challenges, interceptions and blocks for the Blues.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is fortunate to have some of the very best midfielders around in his squad, including the duo of Kante and Jorginho.
Kante changed the complexion of the weekend’s game against Tottenham, making a gigantic impact as a half-time substitute. He scored a rare goal in the 3-0 win, plus was buzzing around the pitch to get his team in total control.
It’s hard to imagine how he will ever be replaced whenever he eventually leaves, which will hopefully not be for a long time still.
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