Kurt Zouma opens up about N’Golo Kante at Chelsea

Kurt Zouma singles out N'Golo Kante for special praise after his fine performances for Chelsea this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Kurt Zouma has singled out N’Golo Kante for special praise following his fine performances for Chelsea this season.

The French midfielder arrived at Stamford Bridge from Leicester City last summer and has slotted seamlessly into the Blues’ first team under new boss Antonio Conte.

Kante has been a regular fixture in the Chelsea team this season and has started all but one of the Blues’ Premier League games to help them build a nine-point lead at the top of the table.

And Chelsea defender Zouma has been hugely impressed by what he has seen from Kante so far this season as the Blues look to win the title this term.

Speaking to French newspaper L’Equipe, Zouma said: “For me, he’s been incredible in every game this season.

“Off the pitch, he’s very simple, very timid, the others rarely hear his voice. He’s not someone who’ll come and talk, you have to go to him to hear his little voice.

“He’s next to me in the dressing room, I often bother him, make fun of him a little bit. He makes me laugh so much. He’s really funny. I like him a lot, and everyone loves him in the dressing room.

“When he scored against Manchester United, everyone was so happy for him and went to jump on him, pat him on the head. He’s so timid, but so impressive on the pitch! He deserves everything he gets.”

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Both Zouma and Kante will be hoping to feature for Chelsea when the Blues return to Premier League action with a trip to Burnley on Sunday afternoon.

The west London side are the heavy favourites to win the title this season after their 3-1 win over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge last weekend.


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