#ManOfTheWeekend: Kevin de Bruyne


The Premier League saw its biggest game of the season so far this weekend – it was tight, tense and goalless for the majority. That was until Kevin de Bruyne smashed in from long range and sent Man City to the top of the league, leaving the champions, Chelsea, defeated.

There was more than just the title race as the plot for the Belgian midfielder. As a youngster, De Bruyne was among several young talents at Chelsea, but was shipped out after not making the grade – in their eyes at least. Years later, as the all-rounded, faster, stronger and world-class player that he is, the midfielder is among the best in the Premier League for Chelsea’s title rivals, Man City.

With an eye for a pass and a knack for changing the biggest games, Kevin de Bruyne is the ideal player you want on the ball when the scores are locked at nil-nil. It had been so for over an hour at Stamford Bridge with City looking the more likely, but it was always going to take something special. Kevin de Bruyne provided it with the most powerful of left-footed drives, lashing the ball past Courtois before his fellow countrymen could do anything about it.

It was the biggest match played and Kevin de Bruyne settled it on his own – he is Life After Football’s Man of the Weekend.