11 defensive duels won, 11 ball recoveries: N'Golo Kante the star in latest Leicester City win

Leicester City

The Foxes beat Crystal Palace to go eight points clear of Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the table.

Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante was once again in fine form at Selhurst Park as his side beat Crystal Palace 1-0 this weekend.

The Foxes were impressive once again, as they secure all three points to go eight points clear of Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the table and move a step closer to the Premier League title.

Riyad Mahrez proved to be the difference once again, as he linked up with Jamie Vardy to score the only goal of the game in the win.

However, this 1-0 win, their third consecutive victory by that scoreline, was built on a solid defensive display, which Kante was vital to again.

  MatchAccurate PassPass SuccessWon TackleInterception WonDuel WonBall RecoveryTouchesUnsuccessful Touch
N'Golo Kanté C. Palace vs Leicester 30 75% 4 5 11 11 61 4

As illustrated by the stats provided by Opta, the Frenchman was heavily involved throughout the game.

In total he posted 61 touches, with just four of those proving to be unsuccessful ones.

His passing was also decent, as he managed 30 accurate passes and enjoyed a pass success rate of 75%.

It was t the defensive side of his game that really shone through in this vital win though.

He won four tackles and five interceptions, both the second most of any Leicester City player.

His best stats were clearly ball recovery and defensive duels though, as he won possession back 11 times, and enjoyed the same figure when it came to defensive duels won.

An impressive performance again from Kante again then, who has been one of the signings of the season by manager Claudio Ranieri.

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