N'Golo Kante

Chelsea fans lament N’Golo Kante missing clash with Man City

Big miss

Chelsea fans know N’Golo Kante is one of their best players – if not their best.

Many people think he’s the one they have to keep at all costs, and it seems they’ve done that this summer – yet the midfielder is of course missing from their Community Shield line-up after being a key part of France’s World Cup winning squad.

While missing Eden Hazard clearly upset the Chelsea attack in terms of their threat, the loss of Kante was far more evident and the Blues found that out with the time and space Phil Foden was given when he set up Sergio Aguero for the goal that put City ahead in the game.

Chelsea’s midfield was being sliced through repeatedly, and many people made the point that if Kante missed many games this season, they’d be in trouble.

Of course, there are plenty more players Chelsea need to get back after the summer’s World Cup, and a new manager always takes some time to bed in – but without Kante, they look a far less complete outfit, and it was clear.

Maurizio Sarri & Pep Guardiola

Maurizio Sarri & Pep Guardiola during the UEFA Champions League group F match between SSC Napoli and Manchester City at Stadio San Paolo on November 1, 2017 in Naples, Italy.

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