Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has expressed his pleasure with sharing a pitch with Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Leeds United at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
In an interview with BBC Radio Leeds, Philips described Kante as ‘unbelievable’ as he narrated what it felt like facing the France international.
“I think Kante was unbelievable during that game, he was everywhere,[he] didn’t look like he broke a sweat,” he said, as quoted by Leeds Live.
“When you see stuff like that you think when you’re running around obviously and you’re tired and you look at Kante and he’s just jogging around as if it’s nowt, it kind of – not demoralises you but – [makes you think] this is going to be a difficult second half.
“It’s hard to say a player is that good and that fit and everywhere but he was.”
“Literally, any second ball that dropped, he was there, any 50:50 that was there, he was there, so he was at the right place at the right time every single time. I think without Kante, [Chelsea] they’re not the same team”
Kante is back to his best this season after recovering from a knee injury that saw him missed 50% of Chelsea games last season.