Chelsea star N’Golo Kante has been compared to Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard after his funny slip against Arsenal. Kante lost his balance during Gabriel Martinelli’s sprint which led to the Gunners’ sensational equaliser after 63 minutes at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues opened the scoring on 28 minutes after another howler by Shkodran Mustafi whose weak back pass was picked up by Tammy Abraham who was brought down inside the box by David Luiz.
The referee pointed at the penalty spot and sent Luiz off with a straight red card before Jorginho put the hosts up front.
However, Frank Lampard’s side couldn’t defend their lead as Kante slipped just outside his box and that allowed Martinelli to simply run by him and beat Kepa Arrizabalaga to even the score.
Fans then took to Twitter to point out how the France international’s blunder resembled Gerrard’s unfortunate misstep in 2014 against Chelsea which led to Liverpool losing the Premier League title to Manchester City.
One user tweeted: “Did Kante just slip on the exact same spot as Gerrard?”
Another said: “Kante did a Gerrard.”
A third stated: “Oh for f**k sake. Kante done a Gerrard 1-1. Then again this is what happens when you don’t KILL GAMES OFF! They have 10 men FFS!”
Someone else pointed out: “‘Are you Gerrard in disguise?’Oh no Kante.”
The Frenchman has put together some marvellous performances similar to the ones that led to Leicester’s shocking Premier League title triumph.
The 28-year-old has won a raft of trophies with the Blues, such as the 2017 Premier league, the 2018 FA Cup as well as the Europa League a year later.
Kante was also instrumental in France’s 2018 World Cup triumph and he is now considered as one of the best midfielders in the world.