“He appeared to outrun Mohamed Salah” – Garth Crooks surprised this Chelsea player is quick

Garth Crooks has claimed he didn’t realise Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante was quick until he watched him against Liverpool on Sunday.

Kante, 30, was one of the standout performers in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at home to Liverpool on Sunday. He provided the assist for Christian Pulisic’s goal.

Crooks told BBC: “There was a moment in the game when N’ Golo Kane appeared to outrun Mohamed Salah in a race towards his own goal.

“Not only did I not realise Kante was that quick but the France international appears much more comfortable on the ball than I remember him at Leicester. Of course since those days he’s won another Premier League title, a Champions League and a World Cup.

“His performance against Liverpool was outstanding and epitomised all the qualities of a player who has grown in to a world-class player.

“From what I’m told he’s a world-class individual as well.”

Meanwhile, Kante regained possession 14 times against Liverpool, more than any other player in the game. Only once has the Frenchman won back possession on more occasions in a single Premier League match (16 for Leicester v Swansea in April 2016).

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