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N'Golo Kante: Player Rating and Performance v Portugal

The Chelsea midfielder produced a dynamic performance against Portugal, and also got on the scoresheet

 
10:50pm on Saturday 14th November 2020
By
Emmet Gates

The Chelsea midfielder produced a typically dynamic display in central midfield for Les Bleus as they overcame Portugal to top their UEFA Nations League group.

Kante, in a rarity, got the game's only goal. One to savour for the 29-year-old.

📷 Kante: Match Snapshot

Kante was his usual selfless self. The midfielder, paired alongside Juventus' Adrien Rabiot and Manchester United Paul Pogba, smothered the opposition, and broke up several Portuguese attacks.

⏱️ 53' Kante showed more alertness than many of his compatriots, and certainly more than the opposition, as he bundled home the ony goal of the game after Kingsley Coman's shot was spilled by Portugal stopper Rui Patricio.

Kante followed the ball up and dispatched it whilst everyone around him reacted in slow motion.

Portugal vs France: Player Ratings, Team Stats

〽️ Kante: Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

This has been Kante's best performance this season, for club or country. His relentless performance tonight saw him earn a 8.8 FC rating. His last outing for Chelsea saw him receive a 8.1 FC rating.

🗝️ Key Stats

Kante match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating8.8
Mins Played90
Touches89Rank #2
Interceptions4
Recoveries6Rank #2
On Target1
Goals1

Kante: What Next?

Kante has shown inconsistency this season, and the 29-year-old will have to work on producing similar performances to the one he demonstrated tonight.

READ MORE:

N'Golo Kante: Player Profile

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