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Cesc Fabregas raves about Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante

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Cesc Fabregas showered heaps of praise on midfielder N’Golo Kante after Chelsea secured a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday night. 

Thomas Tuchel’s side got a crucial away goal through Christian Pulisic in the Spanish capital, but Madrid pulled one back through Karim Benzema.

Fabregas, who left the Blues in 2019 to join current club Monaco, was heavily impressed with Kante’s performance.

The dynamic French midfielder was adjudged man of the match and caught the eye at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.

Fabregas and Kante were a formidable midfield partnership at Stamford Bridge for two-and-a-half seasons, picking up Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League medals.

The former Arsenal star has suggested that the stage has been nicely set up for a fascinating return leg contest at the Bridge.

Despite failing to win the first-leg tie in Madrid, Chelsea still have a slight advantage after securing a crucial away goal to take back to west London for next week’s return fixture.

The Blues should have killed the tie in Madrid, with Timo Werner firing a gilt-edged chance from close-range straight at Thibaut Courtois.

Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech also came close to scoring.

In other news, check Thomas Tuchel’s reaction to Pulisic’s performance in Madrid