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Dismal statline sums up N'Golo Kante's concerning display vs Real Madrid


 

A series of statistics, highlighting just how badly Chelsea star N'Golo Kante struggled during the club's defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday night, have come to the fore online.

French international Kante, as expected, was utilised from the off at Stamford Bridge, as Thomas Tuchel turned to experienced heads for the Blues' Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie.

As has proven the case on more than one occasion of late, though, the former Leicester City man struggled to gain any sort of foothold in the middle of the park, up against the trio of Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

For so long widely viewed as one of world football's best, Thomas Tuchel was therefore left with little choice but to hook Kante from proceedings at half-time.

And now, as alluded to above, a number of statistics, aptly highlighting the true extent of the Chelsea man's woes on Wednesday, have been unveiled.

The info comes courtesy of reliable Blues reporter Nizaar Kinsella, who has revealed that Kante 'had the lowest passing accuracy of all Chelsea's central midfielders' against Los Blancos.

Not only that, but the 31-year-old failed to complete a single dribble, win a tackle, make an interception or even manage a clearance across his 45 minutes on the pitch:

Benz runs riot

As one Frenchman struggled to make his presence felt in west London last night, another, though, stole the show.

The individual in question? Karim Benzema.

Fresh off the back of a hat-trick in his last Champions League outing versus Paris Saint-Germain, hitman Benzema followed up with another treble at Stamford Bridge, to take his tally for the European campaign to a hefty 11 goals, whilst, even more significantly, securing for Carlo Ancelotti's Real a considerable advantage ahead of next week's return meeting with Chelsea in Madrid:

 

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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