Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante put in an astounding display against Liverpool in the European Super Cup last night. Despite losing on penalties, the Frenchman was the game’s standout performer.
Before the match, manager Frank Lampard had questioned whether the 27-year-old would be fit for the game, but he was clearly ready to play, performing to the highest level for the full 120 minutes.
Fans on Twitter had nothing but praise for Kante following the game:
He's a machine we gonna bosss teams especially at the bridge
— N'Golo Kante Diroba (@KeIebogile) August 14, 2019
Master of midfield
— Ernest Ahinkrah (@ErnestAhinkrah) August 15, 2019
One world class player bossed the midfield
— SON GOKU 🔥 (@subomisomade) August 14, 2019
Best Dm in the world enough said
— ㅤㅤً (@lfcvinz) August 14, 2019
Some said he has to fight for his place 😭
— footydank (@abenhaile) August 14, 2019
man is so class unbeleivable
— Lukas Holsberg (@lholsy) August 14, 2019
— L E A T H 🦁 (@cain_leatham) August 14, 2019
Kante was the best player on the pitch today. Also Pedro was amazing to.
— Myridiann House of Stormcloak (@myridiann) August 14, 2019
Massive salute for Kante, he played almost everywhere on the pitch tonight
— King dockyats (@dockyats) August 14, 2019
That guy😍😍😎🤗he's the midfield boss
— machira Harry (@Ma_kesi) August 14, 2019
Lampard must have been playing mind games before the match by questioning Kante’s fitness as the Frenchman had so much energy, winning tackles and setting up attacks.
The France international did not feature in pre-season due to a knee injury, and it was all the way back in May when he started his last competitive match, in the Europa League final win against Arsenal.
Kante will be integral to the team going forward and every supporter will be glad he is back to full fitness.