“Once he is in top shape, not injured and mentally in the space where he trusts himself physically, then he has such a huge impact,” Thomas Tuchel told Chelsea’s media team of N’Golo Kante.
“He’s like one and a half players, an extra half player minimum. We have the feeling that we have two N’Golo’s. One in offence and one in defence.
“He is helping everybody off the pitch. Don’t forget, he gives a lot of confidence to everybody around him and lifts them up.
“What can I say? I’m happy and very lucky he is in our squad.”
N’Golo Kante has made 230 appearances for Chelsea since joining the club in 2016. The Frenchman is surely a Chelsea legend, helping the club to Premier League, Europa League and Champions League titles.
The 30-year-old has been struggling with injuries recently, making just 12 appearances across all competitions so far this season.