The Kanté paradox: will world's best spoiler fit in at new-look Chelsea? | Jonathan Liew

28 June 2020 08:00
Frank Lampard is building a free-flowing attacking style and the World Cup winner does not surprise in possessionThe trouble with N’Golo Kanté, you see, is that he’s too good at winning the ball. Other players tackle, block, deflect, get their foot in. Kanté actually goes and takes the ball for himself. The two or three seconds when Kanté spots a ball he can win, chases it down and then simply prises it away, like the skin from a roasted garlic clove, are some of the most thrilling seconds on offer in the sport. At which point you have a slight problem, in that – having won the ball – Kanté now has to do something with it. Related: Ross Barkley sweeps Chelsea into FA Cup last four as Leicester stumble again Related: Christian Pulisic, Chelsea's quiet kid, finally makes the right noises | Jacob Steinberg Continue readingreadfullarticle

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