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Kante is more than just a good tackler, says Fabregas

10:46 GMT 15/03/2017
N'Golo Kante, Chelsea, Premier League, 20160916
The Spain international thinks that his team-mate's other attributes have been downplayed as he receives the praise of the football world

Cesc Fabregas has called on football fans to judge his Chelsea team-mate N'Golo Kante as more than just an expert tackler as his midfield partner begins to get recognition for his performances. 

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Kante was the match winner on Monday night against Manchester United as his 51st-minute strike proved enough to send his side through to the FA Cup semi-finals, where they will face Tottenham

Fabregas is worried that Kante's plaudits have been centred around just one area of his game and the creative midfielder thinks that his team-mate is far from a one-dimensional player. 

"Unfortunately, football nowadays is based on your reputation," Fabregas told Chelsea's pre-match programme. 

"Now N’Golo is becoming famous for chasing around and making tackles that recover the ball and end up in goals, but he does other things very well.

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"But because this is now his reputation, people just look into this and they don’t look to see if he does something else. I think we are winners as a group.

"We hate losing but every manager is the leader of the team and he is like that too. So it makes us show it in a more positive way."