Whilst many knew that N’Golo Kante was a key part of the Leicester City side that won the Premier League last season, it has become all the more obvious this year.
The French midfielder has proven his worth at a top club like Chelsea, instantly becoming a key part of their side and is poised to win another League title.
As is expected, his amazing ability to run around and work relentlessly for the team has made him the target of some internet memes. Perhaps the most notorious Kante fact on the internet is that whilst 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, the rest of it is covered by Kante himself.
Recently, the French midfielder was speaking in a press conference and was quizzed about the viral sensation that he’s become. He said that he was honoured to get the recognition he’s gotten for his work and he’s happy that he gets praise; however, the meme was something good for a laugh and little else.
See exactly what he said here:
It is true that I receive a lot of praise and that is flattering. But I try not to let it affect me. The important thing is to end the season well.
My team-mates at Chelsea have told me about the ‘Kante-facts’. It is just a bit of fun. I obviously do not cover 30 per cent of the surface of the earth.
Having surprised most people with their amazing form this season, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to graduate from being just another club with Champions League ambitions to a side that are regularly counted amongst Europe’s top names. To that end, preparation has already begun.
Spurs seem likely to make the Champions League again this season, currently being the closest side to League leaders Chelsea.
The North London side are in the process of building a new stadium and a new kit deal with Nike is also in the works.
Leaks for next season’s kits have already started to hit the internet and we can now lay on our eyes what could possibly be Spurs’ third kit for next season.
Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte – two managers markedly different in their demeanour. Mourinho is more calculating and likely to vent his emotions through jibes in the post-match, while Conte wears his heart on his sleeve and likes to focus on matters on the pitch.
However, like all successful managers, they are both born winners who know the importance of big results.
On the face of it, Chelsea’s 2-1 away victory over Stoke may seem a routine win – but it was a match won by character as much as anything. It was a true test of champion’s grit as Conte’s men came through with flying colours – a game the likes of which define title-winning seasons.
Any proof required of the importance of the result can be found in footage of Mourinho and his Chelsea team engaging in similarly charged celebrations after a 1-0 victory at Ewood Park in 2005. The Portuguese knew exactly what it meant and showed it in his exuberance.
Chelsea would go on to win the title that season – in Mourinho’s first season in charge. History repeating itself at Stamford Bridge this year? One certainly wouldn’t bet against it.
“You are Co-Co the Clown”. That was one Twitter user’s assessment of journalist Ian Abrahams after he left out Championship Top Scorer Chris Woods from his Team of the Year.
The TalkSPORT broadcast program turned into an impromptu roast of the man who goes by the Twitter handle @BroadcastMoose as livid Leeds United fans let Abrahams know exactly what they thought of his opinion. Their responses were hilarious to say the least, and the man himself was left without much to defend himself.
Woods has scored 26 goals to put him at the top of the goals heap, so his omission would certainly raise eyebrows. Wonder what the striker himself would make up for it.
Check out the snippet featuring the choicest tweets below:
Goalscorer, Captain, Owner of one of the best goal celebrations in the modern era – Robbie Keane has found fame and affection wherever he has gone. His contribution to the game and his undoubted talent has led to his being inducted into the Irish Hall of Fame – and it could not have been any more deserved.
Amongst the tributes, one of the most endearing and entertaining has to be a video message from Keane’s former Spurs strike partner Dimitar Berbatov. The Bulgarian maverick said that the only partnership more fitting than Keane and the Hall of Fame was the duo’s own as they “made fun of defenders” in their time at White Hart Lane.
Berbatov’s message is straight from the heart as he thanks Keane for his tireless work ethic, his team-centric attitude and for even making him a better player. His sincere delight at his friend’s being honoured is a joy to behold in itself.
Well played, Berba!
Check out his message below:
Dimitar Berbatov congratulating former Spurs team-mate Robbie Keane on his induction into the Irish Hall of Fame. Love this! 👏 #COYSpic.twitter.com/trjCaWcis8
Cesar Azpilicueta hit an absolute belter straight into the top corner during a training session for Spain. The sweetness of his strike was pure – a first time shot that looked effortless in execution but gave the keeper absolutely no chance.
The keeper in question? Only David De Gea, one of the best in his position in the world at the moment. Super Dave has been clawing out save of the season contenders for a few seasons now, but even he could do little more than watch as the ball zipped right past him.
Getting a goal is always nice, and there’s nothing sweeter for a defender than showing he can do a job on either end of the pitch. Preview of more to come from the Chelsea man? Screamers like this one are always welcome.