There is a common denominator between immediate former English Premier League Champions Leicester City and the current champions Chelsea FC; Ngolo Kante.
He was the unsung hero in Leicester campaign in the fateful 2015/16 season which saw them lift the coveted Barclays Premier League. Now he is a champion again regaining the medal he wore at Leicester.
Kante received much praise at Chelsea than during his time at Leicester. His work rate forced Chelsea to offload two players, Ramires and the Nigerian captain to China.
The consistency of Kante also meant that Cesc Fabregas operated from the bench despite his mercurial abilities.
In spite of occasional praises from the man who scouted Kante in France, much praise went to aging striker Jamie Vardy who burst into the limelight during the historic season when Leicester was on form.
The agility that Kante brought to the team off the ball is what most pundits missed at Leicester but was still very much evident at Chelsea.
The title-winning squad at Leicester lavished Vardy and Mahrez with praise for their exploits upfront sparking interests from top clubs not only in England but also around Europe. The all forgot who pulled strings in the middle of the park and he was destined for the eventual league winners Chelsea.
Will Ngolo Kante shine in Champions League?
There has been a notable improvement in the way Chelsea played with a tactical switch at the back. The revelation of a 3-4-3 formation that has been marvelous. It remains a mystery whether the system will still do magic as Chelsea heads to Europe next season. Kante factor is also yet to be tested in the much intense and fierce competition from Europe’s best teams.
Leicester City exploits in the Champions League that is approaching it sunset this may, it will be interesting to review the performance of possible five English teams in the Europe next season. I would like to pay my respects to the families and friends of the victims of Manchester Bombing.