Chelsea legend Pat Nevin believes no player in the world comes close to Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante when it comes to tackling.
“Were there three Kantes playing? It seemed like it at times,” Nevin said of Kante’s performance in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over West Ham on Monday night as quoted on Standard Sport.
“One minute he was on the left wing, the next minute right full-back and all the while winning tackle after tackle he had no right to win.
“Frank Lampard was a world-class finisher from the midfield area. Eden Hazard is a world-class dribler, Cesc a world-class passer of a football and N’Golo Kante almost certainly has no equal as a midfield tackler in the game today.
“In an era when tackling is a dying art and opponents are quick to throw themselves to the ground with the hint of the merest breath of wind against their bodies, getting the ball clean and coming away with it, without being penalised is particularly difficult. N’Golo Kante makes it look ridiculously easy.”