There’s not much left to be said about N’Golo Kanté at this point. The diminutive, quiet, indefatigable midfield dynamo has made a massive impact at Chelsea since arriving in the summer, leading the Blues to within touching distance of a Premier League title (his second in a row) and possibly even an FA Cup trophy to complete the second Double in club history.
While Kanté does often get typecast as just a “defensive” midfielder relying on physical skill alone, we know he has plenty of technical skill in his locker as well — and plenty of room to improve in certain phases of play as Antonio Conte likes to point out (he does that about every player of course). But even without having yet achieved his final form, Kanté has been all-conquering with both Chelsea and Leicester City during his first two seasons in England.
To commemorate Kanté’s influence on Chelsea and the league, and his more than richly deserved PFA Players’ Player of the Year award, our friends at the Art of Football have released a new print/shirt design. Here’s Kanté putting future Real Madrid star Dele Alli on his keister, then presumably taking the ball and launching the next Chelsea attack. A Man For All Seasons, indeed.
And thanks to the great response Art of Football got from all you readers on the Didier Drogba shirt giveaway — and you, too, drive-by promo code hunters — they are offering a 10 per cent discount on any order (not just Chelsea shirts) if you enter the code ‘WAGNH’ at checkout. That essentially amounts to free UK shipping, which is better than not-free UK shipping, for both new and returning customers.
So while you contemplate your latest impulse buy, here’s a lovely video of N’Golo Kanté highlights. Can’t ever watch too many of these!