N’Golo Kante was the pick of the Chelsea players in their Champions League final win over Manchester City.
Whilst much of the credit will understandably fall on matchwinner Kai Havertz as well as the likes of Reece James and Andreas Christensen, it was the Frenchman who was, for many, the best player on the pitch.
On numerous occasions, Kante was able to stop City attacks with a crucial interception and his performance was praised by former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.
“N’Golo Kante put on a masterclass on how to retrieve the ball, defend, break things up and then be a menace in that midfield, he controlled the game
Valerio Pennicino captured a special moment of the defender carrying Kante as the post match celebrations got underway.