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Kante's sportsmanship was praised during Fulham v Chelsea.

N'Golo Kante urged referee to stop game following Joe Bryan's head injury in Fulham v Chelsea

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Chelsea bounced back from Carabao Cup disappointment by defeating Fulham 2-1 in the west London derby.

Gonzalo Higuain broke the deadlock after 20 minutes as he turned in a cross from Cesar Azpilicueta.

Calum Chambers restored parity just before the half-hour mark, only for Jorginho to score his second Premier League goal four minutes later.

Kepa made some superb saves as he was able to keep Fulham at bay, including in the 88th minute to deny Aleksandar Mitrović a late equaliser.

Chelsea stay in sixth place, but have a game in hand over Manchester United and Arsenal and can leapfrog both of them with a win.

The Blues were always expected to win and they will be happy with the result, even though they won by a single goal.

One man who was impressive once again was N’Golo Kante.

The Frenchman put in a typical performance as he was all over the park.

N'Golo Kante during Fulham v Chelsea

Kante is known as one of the nicest players in world football and he showed why once again in the final stages of the derby.

Kante accidentally trod on Joe Bryan's head and the Englishman stayed down.

Despite Chelsea having the ball in a dangerous position, Kante immediately urged the referee to blow his whistle and stop play.

Watch the moment below:

Great stuff from Kante.

Bryan proved to be alright and was unable to continue, but it was still a great act of sportsmanship from the former Leicester City player.

Kante received praise on Twitter for his behaviour.

Jose Mourinho was working as a pundit for BeIN Sports during the Chelsea game and he was full of praise for Kante.

“If a manager is told they have four Kantes, they will always find space in their team for four Kantes, or five, or six.

“He is so good. He’s tremendous in his attitude, his intensity, his recovering of the ball, in his movement going forward.

“He’s so, so good, I think he can play in every position.

“The perfect situation for Chelsea would be to have three Kantes and play them all in midfield together. That will be amazing.”

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