'Best human on earth': Ben Chilwell says he's such a big fan of Chelsea's £32m player

Ben Chilwell has heaped praise on Chelsea teammate N’golo Kante during a Q&A session on Chelsea’s Twitter account.

The Frenchman is not currently with the Blues on their pre-season tour of the United States, with his vaccination status not allowing him and teammate Ruben Loftus-Cheek to travel.

Chilwell meanwhile has been present from the beginning of the tour, featuring in the club’s opening friendly victory against Club America last weekend.

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While Kante’s absence has undoubtedly frustrated Thomas Tuchel, but it appears it has not impacted Chilwell’s view, which was shown when he was asked on Twitter for his opinion on the 31-year-old.

He simply answered: “Best human on earth.”

Chilwell big fan of Kante

Kante has been a vital member of the Chelsea team under a number of managers since his £32m signing in 2016.

Even when injuries began to impact his playing time, his importance was further shown as he provided numerous consecutive player of the match performances on the road to the club’s Champions League winning campaign last year.

The Blues’ midfield could be set to undergo major changes in the coming years, with the futures of Kante and fellow starter Jorginho unclear based on their contract situation.

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Reports have suggested the Blues are interested in a deal for highly-rated Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes, who impressed particularly in the Champions League last season.

Rumours have stated that the club are leading the race for his signature if they choose to make a move for the 23-year-old, with fellow title challengers Liverpool another club named to be interested in signing the Portugal international.

However, it is likely the promising centre midfielder will be wanting to walk straight into a starting eleven, and Chelsea’s established pair added to the presence of Mateo Kovacic and even Conor Gallagher could make that situation unlikely.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.