Ngolo Kante was just crowned the best midfielder in Europe by UEFA, and his performance in Chelsea's 3-0 away win over Tottenham yesterday is a perfect example of why he deserves the honor. The 30-year-old France national team midfielder does not score much, but his presence in the center of the field relieves other players of defensive responsibility. He has also scored some critical goals for Chelsea throughout the years, with the most of them coming against the traditional top six clubs in football.
Ngolo Kante has only scored 12 goals in 222 games since moving to West London in the summer of 2016. Eight of those 12 goals came against clubs that generally fight with Chelsea for Champions League qualification spots, but he is yet to score against Arsenal.
According to available data, Ngolo Kante has played 17 games versus Arsenal in all competitions since joining Chelsea, however he has yet to score or assist a goal in any of those games. He also did not score or assist in either of the two games he played against Arsenal while still a Leicester City player.
The Gunners have found a way to keep Ngolo Kante quiet whenever he plays against them, which is presumably why Chelsea has lost so many games to Arsenal in recent years.
Ngolo Kante has two goals against Tottenham, two against Manchester United, two against Manchester City, and one against Liverpool in his six seasons at Chelsea.
The statistics above demonstrate the type of impact Kante has in major games. He only needs a goal against Arsenal in their next encounter to secure his record against the top clubs in English football.
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