Chelsea progressed through to the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday after a hard fought win away to Leicester City.
Having lost heavily to Barcelona during the week, it was important for Antonio Conte’s side to bounce back with victory, especially considering the competition is now their only chance of silverware this season.
Alvaro Morata ended his 2018 goal drought with a goal in the first half before Jamie Vardy equalised in the 76th minute. The match headed into injury time and the Blues finally found the winner through Pedro, who headed home from N’Golo Kante’s cross.
Kante was a driving force throughout the 120 minutes and kept Chelsea going even when his midfield teammates looked lacklustre.
Fans were overjoyed with his performance, reminded why they consider him as one of the best midfielders in the world right now.
When he plays well, Chelsea usually do too and supporters will be hoping he can help inspire them to FA Cup glory in May.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
N'Golo Kante was a different beast today. Absolutely immense again, one of the best CM in the world #CFC
— Eden Hazard (@mac9776) March 18, 2018
Kante reportedly fainted after training earlier this month. He then pushes himself to the limit and beyond v Barca then deep into extra time v Leicester. What an inspiration. #CFC
— losriley (@losriley) March 18, 2018
— Matthew Debono (@mattdebonosport) March 18, 2018
— Garrett Barlow (@cfc_garrett) March 18, 2018
N'Golo Kanté is just fantastic. He'd play in any Chelsea team of this century. His brilliance is highlighted even more because of the difference in quality to his midfield partner, regardless of who that is. #CFC
— Grant James (@grantdesmidt) March 18, 2018
Seriously, Ngolo Kante is a joy to watch, get him a better DM and boom. His pace is fantastic and his handling of the ball is perfect. Such a great player, and for £32Mil, #CFC were so lucky.
— el-Mustapha .O.L. 🇳🇬✌ (@coded_crude) March 18, 2018
We may lose Hazard and Courtois this summer but it’s vital we keep Kante. The guy is unbelievable #CFC
— Matt (@tremberz90) March 18, 2018
N'Golo Kante appreciation tweet, who was MOTM after 30mins, then MOTM again at full time, he also will win the grand national, The boat race, Wimbledon & the open quite simply outstanding #kante #cfc #chelseafc pic.twitter.com/WKQd3ZIupJ
— Andy H (@ChelsLad66) March 18, 2018