'He's a monster': Ruben Neves says it's 'impossible' to get the ball off £30m Chelsea player

Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves has described it as “impossible” to get the ball off Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante.

Blues favourite Kante, 30, is someone that’s so widely respected within the footballing community.

The £30million ace is a box-to-box central midfielder that’s already created a brilliant legacy for himself in the sport.

He was an expert as a defensive midfielder earlier in his career when he helped Leicester City to the Premier League crown, as well as guide his country France to the 2018 World Cup. There is no doubt his game has developed with a more offensive side to his play now, too.

Neves, 25, is a very talented Premier League star that’s been discussing some of his toughest ever opponents.

He included a special mention to Kante in his answer by highlighting how good he is with the ball at his feet:

“I can say N’Golo Kante (of Chelsea) as well, it’s impossible to take the ball from him and, defensively, he’s a monster,” Neves told The Athletic.

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Kante the Chelsea glue

If Kante plays well, Chelsea quite often pick up the victory. This has been a common theme for several years at Stamford Bridge, but it still remains true to this day.

His ability to drive forward on counter-attacks is definitely underrated. Also, he can keep the ball ticking over really effectively.

There are so many occasions in games when he breaks opposition lines with his speed and directness, something Neves surely will have encounter.

It was reported yesterday that Kante’s “priority” is to sign a new Blues deal that extends his current contract beyond 2023.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.