Chelsea Legend Reveals N'Golo Kante's Surefire Way of Avoiding Yellow Cards

Tom Procter

One of N'Golo Kante's best attributes is his ability to the pick the pocket of an opponent - he has undoubtedly emerged as one of world football's master defensive midfielders.

His performances this season in the blue of Chelsea are one of the main reasons they currently sit top of the Premier League by seven points.

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He is on course to win his second title in two seasons with two different clubs, and is widely predicted to scoop the PFA Player of the Year award as well.

Kante's tackling, nine times out of 10, is spot on. But sometimes, he does show that he is an actual human being by committing the occasional foul.

Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba

But rarely does the Frenchman pick up a yellow card from the referee, and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba reckons he knows why.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, via the ​Metro he said: "It's amazing to see him play. He reminds me of [former Chelsea midfielder Claude] Makelele. You look at him and it's like he hasn't run at all during the game because he's never tired. When he makes fouls, he smiles at you and you can't even give him a yellow card. He's really smart."


Kante has actually picked up eight cautions throughout the course of this season, and only three for Leicester last, but has not yet received his marching orders since he arrived in England.

The 26-year-old's ability to stay out of trouble looks to have benefited Chelsea massively, with the Blues set to banish the memories of the 2015/16 season with a possible Premier League triumph just one year on.​

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