Paul Merson: This Chelsea star is clearly the signing of the season

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Paul Merson believes that N’Golo Kante has proven himself to be the signing of the season at Chelsea this term.

The French midfielder has been a regular fixture in the Blues’ first team this term since switching Leicester City for Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

Kante earned plenty of new admirers last season as he helped to inspire Leicester to the Premier League title with a series of fine displays in midfield for the Foxes.

And the midfielder has continued that fine form for Chelsea this season and has been ever-present in Antonio Conte’s starting line-up to help the Blues top the Premier League table.

Former Arsenal star Merson has been hugely impressed by what he has seen from Kante so far this season and says that he is the best signing in the Premier League this term.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Merson said: “He won the league with Leicester and if you look at how they are doing now and how Chelsea are going, he has to be the signing of the season so far.

“He gives them legs in midfield and has been crucial in transforming their fortunes.”

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