Chelsea manager has picked on N’golo Kanté as yesterday’s top performer as he labels the Frenchman ‘a gift’ to the club
Although an earlier goal came through via Timo Werner but was ruled offside after a quick VAR check.
The Blues are now on a 10 game unbeaten streak of which they have conceded just 2 goals and controlled most of the games’ possessions.
Despite being in a bad form, Liverpool were seen likely to cause Chelsea a quick damage but the works of N’golo Kanté from the defensive part of the center can’t be swept under the carpet.
The 29-year-old’s efforts weakened Liverpool’s attacks right from the center of the pitch as this in turn reduced the pressure Chelsea defenders had to face.
Speaking on the World Cup Winner’s contributions last night, Tuchel said to RMC Sport; ‘He [Kante] is a gift. It’s incredible.
‘I’ve never seen anything like this. At training, in games, he never stops. ‘We look at the data on his intensity and he is incredible. He really is a gift.’
‘Tuchel also did not fail to applaud Andreas Christensen who has been replacing injured Thiago Silva pretty well since coming in against Tottenham.
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‘Andreas stepped in during the middle of the first half versus Tottenham which was a tough thing to do, and from the first minute he is absolutely impressive,’ Tuchel continued.
‘He is brave, strong in individual challenges and very brave and intelligent in our build-up.
‘He plays with a lot of confidence and I am absolutely happy with his performance. ‘How he has stepped up is a big part of our performances.’
Chelsea will battle Everton next as they chase a top 4 finish after regaining a spot in the 4th place.