Chelsea fans attack N’Golo Kante as he drives off in his Mini

‘I LOVE you!’: Chelsea fans hurl over N’Golo Kante as he pulls away from Stamford Bridge in his Mini – as supporters give the midfielder his second ovation of the night after an impressive performance in the 0-0 draw with Liverpool

Chelsea fans have shown their appreciation for N’Golo Kante by applauding him as he drove away from the stadium.

The French star made his long-awaited return to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening, starting his first Premier League game since August, a 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

Kante put in a good performance in his 68 minutes on the pitch, before being replaced by Conor Gallagher to the acclaim of the home crowd.

The central midfielder received a standing ovation for his performance as he helped knock out Liverpool in West London, helping them secure a 0-0 draw and even creating several chances with his astute tackles.

And in a video released on social media, supporters applaud Kante as he drives home after the game.

Chelsea fans gulped over N’Golo Kante (left), 32, after his fine performance against Liverpool

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The French central midfielder has been praised by Stamford Bridge after his long-awaited return from injury in a goalless stalemate against Jurgen Klopp’s Reds on Tuesday night.

Video posted on social media shows supporters giving him a second ovation as he drives off in his Mini

Video posted on social media shows supporters giving him a second ovation as he drives off in his Mini

The footage shows the 32-year-old approaching in his signature modest white Mini.

When fans realize who it is, the cheers go up and an excited fan shouts ‘Kante! Side! Kante, I love you!’

Those present gave the World Cup winner his second standing ovation of the evening.

After the game, pundit Jamie Carragher said: ‘It was almost as if some of the Liverpool players forgot who N’Golo Kante was and how good he is.

“You’re not trying to physically tackle or improve him. You really should stay away from him. Two or three times Liverpool players tried to hire him.

“He’s been out for so long that some of the Liverpool players seem to forget what N’Golo Kante is all about.”

Carragher’s colleague Karen Carney added: ‘I thought he was brilliant. He just offers that stability in midfield and a little more confidence.

“I thought Enzo (Fernandez) played well with him, that was quite a nice dynamic. It comes in time for Chelsea, because they will need him against Real Madrid (in the Champions League). It was a very, very positive return.”