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The stats guru at WhoScored have released a shocking stat which has revealed how much Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has struggled this season, or rather how much Chelsea have struggled with Kante on the pitch.
Out of the 25 Premier League games played this season, Kante has featured in 15 and missed out in 10.
In the 15 games Kante has featured in, the Blues have only won a lowly 33.3 percent and lost a whopping 40 percent. That is, Chelsea have lost 6 out of 15 league games which Kante has started, and won only 5, with 4 ending in a draw.
Meanwhile, the Blues have won a whopping 70 percent of Premier League games so far this season without Kante. Chelsea have won 7 out of the 10 league games played without Kante, lost 2 and drawn just once.
We’d recall that Chelsea were having a blast of a season when Kante was out injured, with Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic excelling in midfield.
While Kante’s performance hasn’t been the problem since his return, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is yet to know his best midfield combination to accommodate the Frenchman.
The Frenchman is the best player in the team and cannot be dropped from the starting line-up, but Lampard must now learn to accommodate him into the team.