UEFA reveal why Kante was named man of the match after Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Real Madrid

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante was named man of the match following his impressive performance in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Real Madrid on Wednesday night.

UEFA Technical Observer John Peacock revealed why Kante was named man of the match.

“He covered a great deal of ground in a very close match,” says UEFA Technical Observer John Peacock. “His transitions, both from defence to attack and attack to defence, were excellent.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea legend Joe Cole revealed he was surprised by Thomas Tuchel’s decision to start Kai Havertz ahead of Christian Pulisic against Real Madrid.

“It surprised me,” Cole said on BT Sport.

“Havertz has played himself into it. I think it’s the one where Tuchel would have been sitting there, with Werner, I think he runs off the ball better than anyone in this squad.

“Pulisic dribbles and drives with the ball, but Werner is the one.

“If I’m Pulisic now, I’m raging because it’s a big game and you feel like you’re playing well.

“But Havertz is one of them, I think he’s put him centrally to come off into the pockets and to allow the space for Werner to run in behind.”

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