Chelsea’s drew 1-1 with Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday and ex-Tottenham striker Garth Crooks believes Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante saved Chelsea from defeat against Burnley.
“It was N’Golo Kante – also known as ‘the silent force’ – who gave Eden Hazard the first clear chance of the game against Burnley,” Crooks told BBC Sport.
“And [he was] also the man who started the counter attack that resulted in Pedro’s opener for Chelsea.
“Basically, Kante continues to provide the Blues with the steel required to repel any threat to their title challenge.
“For periods in the second half Burnley became that challenge and it took all of Kante’s ingenious play to keep the Clarets at bay.
“As a consequence, Chelsea gained a point they might have otherwise lost and in doing so retained the momentum and increased their lead at the top of the table.”