The latest Chelsea news, views and gossip from sports Extral as we provide you with stories on N’Golo Kante’s magic for France and Timo Werner’s recent deadly form
Werner was the match-winner for Germany as they came from a goal down to win against Ukraine
Here is your Chelsea morning digest for Monday, November 16.
What Kante did in Portugal vs France
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante scored the only goal of the game as his France team beat Portugal 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday evening.
Kante was the standout player on the night for Didier Deschamps’ side, with his all-round display for his national team catching the eye of some Blues supporters.
One fan tweeted: “What a performance by N’Golo Kante! Bodes really well for Chelsea this season.”
Whilst another said: “This is the best Kante performance I have ever watched!” – and another sharing their thoughts: “If Kante can consistently put up performances like this, we’ll have a monster season.”
Klopp’s six-word assessment of Werner coming true
Timo Werner is in fine form for both Chelsea and Germany at the moment, as he begins to show his true quality this season.
Werner fired in two goals for his national team in their 3-1 win over Ukraine on Saturday night, and has now scored seven times in his last five games in all competitions for the Blues and Die Mannschaft.
Earlier this year, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp delivered this short, but seemingly accurate, assessment of the 24-year-old: “Timo Werner is a great player.”
Klopp’s verdict on Werner is coming true now, with the ex-RB Leipzig striker in red-hot form just a few months after arriving at Stamford Bridge from the Bundesliga side.
Werner offers warning to rivals
The previously mentioned Werner has issued a warning to Chelsea’s Premier League rivals, as he settles into life in West London.
After moving from a foreign country, it usually takes players a bit of time before they adapt to the physical demands of the English top-flight, but it seems it has taken Werner next to no time.
The Blues star said: “Teams use long balls more often in England but obviously you get stronger when you’re playing against strong opponents.
“You see space differently and that helps in the national side too. It does differ as the coaches have different ideas of how to play football but I’ve definitely got more used to the physicality.”
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