There were scenes of celebration outside Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night after Chelsea reached the Champions League semi-final.
N’Golo Kante was one of the Blues’ star performers against Real Madrid, putting in a typically lung-busting display to help secure a 2-0 victory.
The 30-year-old played a key part in the first goal, surging forward before playing in Kai Havertz, whose delicately chipped shot bounced off the crossbar for Timo Werner to head home.
Kante then also had a role in the winner, teeing up Christian Pulisic, whose cut-back was finished by Mason Mount.
The unassuming Frenchman has always been popular due to his modesty, which was on display once again as he drove out of Stamford Bridge in a white Mini Cooper, only to be mobbed by Blues fans.
In scenes that have gone viral online, police can be seen ushering Chelsea fans out of the road in order to create a path for Kante to drive through.
Chanting Kante’s name as he passed them, one fan sprayed champagne over the midfielder’s car.
Kante then joined in the celebrations himself, beeping in recognition of the fans as they marked a famous night in the club’s history.
All in all, it was classic Kante to put in a man-of-the-match display against Real Madrid before driving out of the stadium in an unassuming car that would not be given a second glance if it was parked on the street.
His performance helped to prove his former Blues teammate Cesc Fabregas right.
Do you want all the latest news from around Chelsea Football Club straight to your email inbox?
Of course you do.
By signing up for our Chelsea newsletter, you will receive a twice-daily email, focused on all the latest news from Stamford Bridge.
And, not only that, but you will get exclusive content from our club writers Sam Inkersole and Adam Newson before anyone else.
You won’t miss a thing when it comes to the Blues.
How do you sign up?
It’s easy and only takes seconds.
Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this…