Chelsea midfielder N’golo Kanté is one of football’s most quiet, yet most prolific players in his position. The France international defensive midfielder is a quiet man up close but does a lot of work on the pitch and is one of the most important players in the Blues’ team. The fantastic midfielder has a lot of fans across the world who are always impressed by his style of play whenever he steps on to the pitch. He has often been praised by his past and present teammates, pundits, and even rival players.
One of his admirers is a former midfield star of Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas. Fabregas played for Chelsea under José Mourinho and won the Premier League title under the Portuguese coach before leaving the club on a permanent basis. Following Kanté’s recent performances for Chelsea, including the role he played in helping the Blues snatch a win against Liverpool away at Anfield, Fabregas had hailed the Frenchman, insisting that the former Leicester City man is the engine of Chelsea’s midfield and that he deserves a lot of respect.
According to Fabregas, Kanté does a lot of the dirty work for Chelsea, including the ones that go under the spotlight but acknowledged that his importance to Thomas Tuchel’s men can not be underestimated.
Kanté was yet again remarkable and put in a solid performance to help Chelsea make their claim of getting into the top four by beating current Premier League Champions Liverpool on their home turf.
Speaking to France Football, Fabregas said he loves how Kanté organizes the midfield with remarkable energy and consistency. He also gave him a nickname; N’golinho, and added that he will continue to be a very important player for the Blues.