Antonio Conte makes admission about N’Golo Kante at Chelsea this season

Antonio Conte admits that he has been thrilled about N'Golo Kante's impact at Chelsea this season

Antonio Conte has admitted that he has been thrilled with the impact N’Golo Kante has made at Chelsea this season following his arrival from Leicester in the summer.

The French midfielder has slotted seamlessly into the Chelsea team following his move from the Foxes and has been a regular fixture in the heart of midfield for the west London side.

Kante earned plenty of praise for his performances for Leicester City last term as he helped Claudio Ranieri’s men win the Premier League title.

And Conte has been delighted by the way in which the Frenchman has slotted into his team at Stamford Bridge so well this season.

Speaking to Chelsea’s website after the Blues’ 3-0 win over Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, Conte said: “I think N’Golo is for sure a really good player.

“He arrived at Chelsea and is playing very well.

“Don’t forget, it’s not easy when you change team. When you arrive in a great team where expectation is very high, sometimes the player can suffer the pressure and doesn’t perform in the right way.

“N’Golo showed great personality and great quality. I’m pleased to have him in my squad.”

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The win over the Foxes left Chelsea seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table and as the firm favourites to lift the Premier League title in May.

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