“N’Golo Kante basically bullied the most expensive player in the world”
Ex-Chelsea winger Pat Nevin
Writing on Chelsea’s official website, Nevin said: “Talking of super humanity, N’Golo Kante basically bullied the most expensive player in the world from start to finish before scoring a classic himself just to round off a perfect afternoon’s work.”
A 3-0 defeat to Arsenal in September prompted Antonio Conte to adopt a 3-4-3 formation and they have won three games on the spin since the bold change.
Chelsea produced their best team performance of the season to see off United and Nevin says there was no weak link on the day.
He said: “It is not often that you can say everyone on the team got at least an 8.5 out of 10 but that was certainly the case against Manchester United at the weekend.
“From [Thibaut] Courtois to [Diego] Costa the work rate was impeccable, the organisation faultless and the skill levels of the very highest standard.
“It has been quite a renaissance in the last three games since the move to a 3-4-3 formation against Hull City and long may it continue.”