Former Arsenal star: This Chelsea player is so good it’s like having a 12th man

Emmanuel Petit heaps praise on N'Golo Kante for the strong start he has made to life at Chelsea

Emmanuel Petit has heaped praise on N’Golo Kante for the strong start he has made to life at Chelsea.

The France midfielder has been a regular fixture in the Chelsea starting line-up since his transfer to the club from Leicester City in the summer.

Kante has started each one of Chelsea’s 14 Premier League games this season to help them lead the way at the top of the Premier League table.

The midfielder earned plenty of new admirers last season as his inspired displays helped Leicester win the Premier League title.

And former Arsenal and Chelsea star Petit has heaped praise on Kante for the impact he has made since his arrival at Stamford Bridge;

Speaking to BT Sport, Petit said: “I love him. When you play with Kante it’s like having 12 players on the pitch.

“He’s got a great heart and ability.

“Tactically he reads the game before the opponent all the time – it’s important for a midfield player.

“He’s very generous with him teammates and, on top if it, he’s a very nice lad.

“He can adapt himself in every system without putting on his own ego in front of the team.”

Chelsea have won their last eight games on the spin to leave them top of the Premier League table after 14 games under new manager Antonio Conte.

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The Blues are aiming to bounce back from their disastrous 10th-placed finish last season.

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