Chelsea may boast the ultimate poacher in Diego Costa, but they are also the Premier League’s most lethal side from distance.
The Blues have been a dominant attacking force this season, be that by playing their way through opponents or crushing them on the counter.
Antonio Conte’s side are a team of many talents, and one capable of hurting foes in any number of ways.
Against Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals, Chelsea were back to doing damage outside of the box.
N’Golo Kante broke the deadlock in that contest with a fine 20-yard strike, with the Frenchman’s effort extending a 2016-17 record for the Stamford Bridge side.
13 - No Premier League team has scored more goals from outside the box than Chelsea in all competitions this season. Range.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 13, 2017
It is unlikely that Kante will offer too many more spectacular strikes to that tally this season, but he clearly likes facing the Red Devils.
2 - Both of N'Golo Kante's goals for Chelsea have come against Manchester United. Unlocked. — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 13, 2017
Kante also netted in a memorable 4-0 victory for Chelsea over United on home soil back in October, with that performance wrecking Jose Mourinho’s first trip back to Stamford Bridge since vacating the Blues hot-seat for a second time.