Chelsea

N’Golo Kante’s adaptability shines through in crushing Huddersfield win

Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard might’ve made the headlines for their goals in Chelsea’s 5-0 demolition of Huddersfield Town, yet it was N’Golo Kante who proved there’s nothing he can’t do with two smart assists.

Indeed, the wily French midfielder’s adapted into Maurizio Sarri’s system effortlessly, operating in a mixture of box-to-box midfielder and creator down the middle.

Both those aspects of his game shone through in a complete performance against the Terriers. Kante played higher up than he usually does and showed his creative ability by cleverly tucking in a pass behind Huddersfield’s defence to allow Higuain to score his first goal.

He assisted the Argentine again, later on, achieving a bit of personal history assisting twice in the same game for the first time in his illustrious career. Kante, who played as a destroyer and ball-winner for Antonio Conte, has successfully adapted to his new role. Clearly, motivated by the one-hour telling from the Italian gaffer after the loss to Bournemouth, he’s now reinvigorated to turn things around for the Blues.

The French midfielder’s elevated his creative side and seems to have formed an encouraging telepathic connection with Higuain. He now has four assists this season, double what he did in both his first two seasons combined at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues might be going through a topsy-turvy period, Kante’s maintained his consistency and kept on improving his game for their benefits.

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