David Luiz reveals how prolific N'Golo Kante is in Chelsea training

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Chelsea sent a real statement to the rest of the league by thrashing Manchester United 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

After defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal last month, Antonio Conte has got the Blues' season back on track and were in the ascendency from the very first whistle against the team managed by their old boss, Jose Mourinho.

But surprisingly one of the biggest cheers of the evening came after Chelsea's fourth and final goal - mainly because it came from an unlikely source.

N'Golo Kante is better known for his hard-hitting tackles and masterful interceptions rather than his prowess in the opposition's box but the manner of the goal - making Chris Smalling look a fool before calmly finishing past David de Gea - was one a seasoned striker would have been proud to score.

It was the French midfielder's first goal for Chelsea since moving from Leicester last summer and judging on the celebrations afterwards, it's clear he is already a very popular figure in the dressing room.

Among those most animated by the finish was defender David Luiz, who made a pretty outrageous claim about his teammate after the game.

The Brazilian centre-back, who was another summer signing made by Conte, admitted that - despite his reaction - he wasn't actually surprised to see Kante get on the scoresheet because of how frequently he finds the back of the net during training.

“This guy is a special guy, a fantastic person and a fantastic player," Luiz said, as per The Sun.

“I think everybody saw, when he scored, that everybody was so, so happy for him. He is a totally amazing player and person and I am so happy for him.

“In training, he scores a lot, more than (Cristiano) Ronaldo!”

The slight issue with that statement is the small matter that Luiz hasn't actually played with the Real Madrid superstar so how would he know how prolific Ronaldo is in training?

But then again, given how easy Kante made his goal look, perhaps he might secretly be as influential in the opponents' box as he is in his own.

If the small French international can score a few more like that this season, we might just start to believe Luiz, maybe.

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