As Antonio Conte swooped for Leicester City’s £32m-rated, title-winning midfielder, these were the best N’Golo Kanté to Chelsea jokes.
A mix of delighted Chelsea supporters, furious Foxes fans and neutral observers came out of the woodwork to crack wise about the French international’s move, which it is rumoured could be the catalyst for Riyad Mahrez to also depart the King Power Stadium.
Claudio Ranieri’s side now look hard-pressed to repeat last season’s heroics, and this selection of Kanté to Chelsea jokes will come as scant consolation:
Seems Kanté is going to join Conte, which is pretty cunty.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 15, 2016
The Leicester kid, Kante, got stick for joining Chelsea but I have total respect for any player leaving the champions for a mid-table side.
— Kevin Keegan (@GalacticKeegan) July 16, 2016
Just seen N'golo Kante whilst playing Pokemon Go. pic.twitter.com/VzcRhAXgKq
— Jay (@WxrdProwse) July 16, 2016
Looks like both Kante & Mahrez are leaving Leicester, after Jamie Vardy rejects Arsenal to stay. Vardy right now: pic.twitter.com/ldcM5sQ7IH
— Coral (@Coral) July 16, 2016
Jamie Vardy reacts to Kanté's move to Stamford Bridge. pic.twitter.com/I6tx4fHk6A
— Alf Garnett (@AlfGarnettTil) July 16, 2016
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) July 16, 2016
Jamie Vardy turns Arsenal down. Walks back into training next week, puffs loyal chest out, realises Kante and Mahrez are off, turns round.
— GeorgeWeahsCousin (@WeahsCousin) July 15, 2016
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) July 15, 2016
CANNOT BELIEVE IT. ONLY BEEN LEICESTER FAN FOR FEW MONTHS AND ALREADY THEY SELL KANTE?! WHAT MESSAGE DOES THIS SEND TO ASIA? FUKING DISGRACE
— Beijing Red 4 Lyf (@Beijingcasuals) July 16, 2016
"Leicester played 3 in midfield last season. Drinkwater with Kante either side" pic.twitter.com/cK9v83MQGq
— AccaTracker App (@AccaTrackerTM) July 16, 2016
FACT: 70% of the planet is covered by water.
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) July 15, 2016
464 – N'Golo Kante can run 464 miles on a single half-time orange. Mileage.
— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) July 15, 2016
My mate lost his virginity last night……..Kante won it back!!!#CFC
— Jason Victor Cundy (@jasoncundy05) July 16, 2016
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of N'Golo Kante, who has just arrived at Stamford Bridge on foot, having run the 113 miles from Leicester
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 16, 2016
Conte believe this. Just Kante. https://t.co/b2aJbH5ZQ5
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) July 16, 2016
10th place Chelsea convinced Kanté to leave Leicester
but 2nd place Arsenal still can't convince Vardy to leave Leicester.
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) July 16, 2016
399,236 – Number of people wondering if Conte can get Kante cantering or if Kante can't get Conte conquering next season. Tongue-tied.
— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) July 16, 2016