Not much of a good boy
Even the most adorable ones have faults. N’Golo Kante is one of those players.
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Despite being considered as a very gentle and sympathetic player, his teammates said that he’s the most player to be fined by Chelsea FC.
The reason being? Kante has a tendency of being late.
Teammates Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi were the ones to reveal this to Soccer AM. The latter said that no one expects this, but he’s the player with the most fines at Chelsea FC.
Loftus-Cheek precised that Kante arrives later than the rest of the other players. Upon arrival, he wears a huge smile on his face, and the players give him the look that they forgive him, again.
Thanks to his great dynamism, and his tactical intelligence, Kante is an essential player for Maurizio Sarri. In fact, the French player has so far collected 39 appearances in all competitions, scoring four goals, and establishing a personal record.
The French defensive midfielder rose to fame during the time he spent with Leicester City. Under the guidance of Claudio Ranieri, the English team orchestrated a sensational triumph of the British Premier League in 2015/16, against all odds.
Kante was an integral part of Leicester City’s success, and speculation kicked off immediately that bigger clubs would be interested in securing his signature, despite having a four-year contact signed in 2015.
Facts about Kante
An interesting fact is that Kante was scouted by Steve Walsh, the same person that scouted Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez to Leicester City.
During the 2015/16 season, Kante did 175 tackles and 157 interceptions, more than any other player, and topped the defensive stats of the same Premier League season. He was also named in the PFA Team of the Year alongside three other teammates.
From all of the Leicester City football team, Kante was the only one to leave the club after the Premier League triumph. He signed with Chelsea FC for £32 million. The likes of Vardy and Mahrez stayed on, despite having other clubs interested in them. The latter signed with Manchester City after two more seasons with Leicester City.