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Leicester City 1-2 Chelsea, Player Ratings: N'Golo Kanté continues dominant start to season

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1. N'GOLO KANTÉ 8.6
Minutes played90
Touches80
Passes54/63
Shots1*/1
Tackles2
Block+INTs4
Clearances3
N'Golo Kanté continues his streak of finishing in the top three in all five rated games this season, getting his second Man of the Match already.

It's fair to say he's picking up where he left off last year, when he won almost all the individual Player of the Season awards, and if he can pop in with the odd goal or key pass, he's only going to become more and more important to the team.

His position and style makes him seem older, but at just 26 years old, like the majority of the team these days, he's right in the prime of his career, and that should bode well for Chelsea in the next few years.

2. ÁLVARO MORATA 8.1
Minutes played90
Touches34
Passes16/19
Shots2*/5
Clearances2
Speaking of age, Morata is still just 24 despite all his prior experience at the top level with Real Madrid and Juventus, and that sounds just as promising as the many years of Kanté we get to look forward to.

Morata now has three goals and two assists in just four Premier League appearances, and if he can keep that ratio going, we will truly be discussing the bargain of his £70m transfer fee.

3. TIEMOUÉ BAKAYOKO 7.5
Minutes played90
Touches81
Passes52/63
Take-ons5/5
Tackles5
Block+INTs2
As impressive as Bakayoko's emergency start against Spurs was, seeing him operating at fuller capacity was certainly more impressive and on actual football terms, too, not just in terms of will and determination and dedication (though those are important as well).

And he's even younger than both Kanté and Morata, which should mean even greater room for improvement.

STARTERS:
Courtois (6.9), Rüdiger (7.3), David Luiz (7.3), Azpilicueta (7.4), Alonso (7.0), Kanté (8.6), Bakayoko (7.5), Moses (6.4), Fàbregas (6.9), Pedro (5.9), Morata (8.1)

SUBS:
Willian (6.6), Zappacosta (6.4), Hazard (7.0)

OVERALL:

2017-18 Player Ratings - leicester a