N’Golo Kanté has spent three years in England and has played a main role in two Premier League titles, winning multiple Player of the Season awards alongside them and finishing in the top ten of the Ballon d’Or voting. Most players dream of accomplishing that much by the ends of their careers; Kanté is only 27.
But there is a Cup trophy-sized hole in Kanté’s immense heart.
“For me it is the fifth or sixth time playing at Wembley, and it is always good. Having half and half supporters makes it very special. The only thing I have won there are two semi-finals, so to win one trophy there would be really amazing.”
Like his head coach, whose streak of winning domestic league titles ends at four in a row, Kanté’s personal streak of winning the league ends at two. He is not happy about this situation, but a win against Manchester United on Saturday would at least end the season on a good note.
“We are all a bit disappointed about our final place in the table, but this is something to win, something to finish the season on a good note, and something we can enjoy all together with the team, the staff, the supporters. We are really looking forward to it.
“Every final is different. We have played Manchester United twice this season, we have won once and lost once, and I think we have our chances of winning this game and getting this trophy.”
-N’Golo Kanté; source: Chelsea FC
Kanté has scored four goals in the three years he has been in England, two of them against Manchester United. Can he get a third this weekend?