Malang Sarr might no longer think N’Golo Kante deserves his ‘nicest man in football’ tag.
Fans went wild on social media after Chelsea posted a video of Kante embarrassing Sarr with a deft nutmeg in training on his way to a dazzling solo goal.
Centre-back Sarr might have gone wild afterward too – but not with joy.
Midfielder Kante spun and danced around Sarr and Co with the ball hugging his feet at high speed before he flicked it home with the outside of his left foot.
Sarr was left on his backside – while Blues’ supporters were left looking for superlatives.
But there was as much criticism for Sarr as praise for his fellow Frenchman.
And when one fan posted “Sarr made him look like Messi” the reply came back “Kante made himself look like Messi”.
Another poster argued: “If Kante can do this to Malang Sarr, imagine what would the likes of Mahrez, Saint Maximin and Salah would do to him.”
One claimed “Kante is a good dribbler”.
But that drew the response: “Nice from Kante but what was Sarr trying to do.”
Sarr, 22, is slowly beginning to make an impact under boss Thomas Tuchel after returning from loan spells at Porto.
Kante, meanwhile, is rated by some as an outside contender for the ballon d’Or.
Both started Saturday night’s Premier League clash at Brentford.