clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

N’Golo Kanté’s impressive run draws comparisons to Lionel Messi

Leo is just the Argentinian N’Golo.

Midway through the first half of Chelsea’s 4-2 win over Southampton, N’Golo Kanté embarked on one of the better runs we’ve seen all season. It all began around midfield where he pulled off a sombrero-like move to get free on the right wing. After a nifty one-two with Cesc Fàbregas, he was at it again, driving at goal, side-stepping Oriol Romeu to send him tumbling to the ground, shrugging off Ryan Bertrand, and evading Maya Yoshida before sending in a cross that only just missed Diego Costa.

It would’ve been an amazing assist had it resulted in a goal, but it didn’t go unnoticed on social media. Twitter, especially, went wild, immediately comparing the run to something we’d see Lionel Messi do for either Barcelona or Argentina.

Even Michy Batshuayi got in on the action:

PFA Player of the Year one year, Ballon d’Or the next? Watch out Leo, he’s coming for you!

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the We Ain't Got No History Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Chelsea news from We Ain't Got No History