Chilwell says Chelsea teammate is always late for away games

Ben Chilwell reveals that N’Golo Kante is the Chelsea player most likely to be late for away games or team meetings.

Speaking on the club’s YouTube channel, Chilwell named his humble co-worker as the culprit for poor time keeping.

Kante’s internal clock on the pitch never usually faulters.

Whenever there is a tackle or interception to be made, the midfielder responds in a heartbeat.

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Was it luck or perfect timing that Leicester City won the Premier League after signing the previously unheard-of France international?

But apparently the 31-year-old isn’t one to check his watch whenever Chelsea are set to hit the road.  

“Most likely to be late 100%, N’Golo Kante. Without a doubt. And everyone is always surprised,” confessed Chilwell.  

“You’d think he’d be nailed on first one there; nah. Because he’s just so laid back and relaxed.

“If he comes in late to a meeting or late to the coach, he just walks on and says ‘sorry’. Everyone just laughs.”

Kante in crutches

Sadly, Kante probably hasn’t had the chance to run for the bus recently.

He has played just twice all season due to suffering a hamstring injury extremely early on.

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Trips to the treatment room have taken Chelsea’s number seven down a sour route in recent memory.

Last term he was in and out of the medical centre with various wounds.

This has subsequently taken a chunk out of Kante’s once miraculous powers.

It’s not clear when Chelsea fans will see their miniature enforcer again, especially if he’s late for the transport!

"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."