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N’Golo Kante has been famed for being the best midfielder in the league for his tackling abilities. But his teammate Cesc Fabregas believes there’s more to Kante than just being a good tackler.

“Unfortunately, football nowadays is based on your reputation,” Fabregas told Chelsea’s pre-match programme.

“Now N’Golo is becoming famous for chasing around and making tackles that recover the ball and end up in goals, but he does other things very well.

“But because this is now his reputation, people just look into this and they don’t look to see if he does something else. I think we are winners as a group.

“We hate losing but every manager is the leader of the team and he is like that too. So it makes us show it in a more positive way.”

Of course, Kante showed great composure to score from outside the box against Manchester United when no one thought he had it in him.

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