Chelsea ran out 1-0 winners over Manchester City on Saturday night to seal their second Champions League title this decade and Kante was a standout player.
The diminutive Frenchman was everywhere in midfield and managed to nullify City going forward, especially talisman De Bruyne.
He couldn't find his groove at all over the weekend and a lot of that was down to Kante's relentless pressing.
De Bruyne started the game up front as Pep Guardiola opted to not use an orthodox striker in his starting XI.
The Belgian ended up being substituted after a collision with Antonio Rudiger and he left the field in tears.
Despite the unfortunate end to his evening, it's likely Chelsea would've ran out winners no matter what.
Fans have reacted to Kante's performance and they think it's further proof he is back to his world class best.
I can't believe I ever thought he was on the decline. 4 UCL MOTM performances in a row to power us to the greatest achievement in club football. I'll never doubt him again- Will Moseling (@TheMosenator) May 30, 2021
Kanté is use 2 pocketing kdb, why else do u think he was pointless in the 2018 wc vs France.- ballon d'or 2021 (@johnnytest672) May 30, 2021
Kante kept him sushhh- Ajinkya (@AjinkyaSarawade) May 30, 2021
Kante really frustrated this brother:joy::joy::joy: https://t.co/Ga2Akd7Yv7- Success (@jefe_success) May 31, 2021
Kante wouldn't allow a key man to breathe. https://t.co/MhwLeBh3ai- Odysseus (@Eduardo_Nero) May 31, 2021
Kante had fallen out of favour under former manager Frank Lampard but has been incredible in 2021.
The 30-year-old is still as humble as anyone however and gave a trademark response when asked about potentially winning the Ballon d'Or.
When asked about his chances, he replied: "No, for the moment we are savouring the Champions League, the Euros are soon, I will join the France team and I hope to win that as well."
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