After a month out with a hamstring injury, reigning Premier League Player of the Year N’Golo Kante made his glorious return to the Chelsea starting lineup just before the international break, as the Blues collected all three points against Manchester United to close the gap on Mourinho’s second place side to just one point. That Chelsea looked like a capable football team once again was probably not coincidence. Kante has been our most important player (even more so than Hazard) ever since signing in 2016.
This is now Kante’s third season in England, and he’s yet to fail to win the title. That might change this season thanks to Manchester City’s early dominance, though we do have well over two-thirds of the season left to go still. If Kante stays healthy, Chelsea could possibly go on another long winning streak like last season and close the gap at the top. Or we could at least find some success in the cups. Either way, Kante will be key.
So what makes Kante so good? It’s all about routine and for him, that all starts with breakfast as it should. What sort of breakfast? The breakfast of champions of course! You’re welcome, (slowly dying) Wheaties marketing department.
“Not eggs and beans like the English! [For breakfast] I just have cereal and milk, and some fruit sometimes.”
-N’Golo Kante; source: Chelsea FC
Kante follows that up with more carbs at lunch with pasta and ... carrots? ... and while there’s no word on what he might eat for dinner, we’re assuming it’s a protein shake made with the crushed souls of his future opponents.