Chelsea’s humble hero N’Golo Kante spotted having dinner at Pizza Express

Chelsea ace N'Golo Kante proved he is still one of the Premier League's most down-to-earth stars by popping out for a bite to eat at Pizza Express this week.

Kante, 30, posed for selfies with a waiter while waiting for his dinner at the Italian high street chain, before appearing to sign a napkin and shake hands with the staff.

The France midfielder, dressed in jeans and a black jumper, was all smiles as usual when the waiter captured the moment with a photo.

His friendly antics when out for a meal confirms he is still one of the nicest guys in football despite raking in an estimated £290,000 per week.

In the past Kante has been seen doing his weekly shopping at Asda, driving a Mini Cooper and being too shy to lift the World Cup trophy.

He also provided a viral moment online when he popped into a fan's house to eat curry, play FIFA and watch Match of the Day after missing a Eurostar to Paris from Kings Cross back in 2018.

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Arsenal fan Badlur Rahman Jalil revealed he first spotted Kante at a mosque before inviting him back to his pad.

"It's Islamic teaching to invite guests to your house for dinner, so I asked him," Badlur said.

"He came with me and my brother because he was on his own and said he was only going to go home anyway.

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"He was on a protein diet so we had a chicken curry. He even had a cup of tea.

"He beat us all at Fifa and then we watched Match of the Day. It was a really nice evening."

However, despite his modest behaviour off the pitch Kante insists his nice-guy image is "overblown".

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Speaking before France's Euro 2020 opener over the summer, the former Leicester star said: "I am just a normal guy.

"There is no need to say I am the kindest or the nicest. I am just a player like the others.

"I think that sometimes it is overblown. It does not need to be. There are other people like that in football."

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