Ex-midfielder: Why I want this Chelsea player to win the double

Shaun Wright-Phillips wants to see N'Golo Kante win the double with Chelsea in his first season at Stamford Bridge

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante Photo: N'Golo Kante/Instagram

Shaun Wright-Phillips has admitted that he really wants to N’Golo Kante to lift the Premier League and FA Cup with Chelsea this season.

The France international has been a revelation in his first campaign at Stamford Bridge after the defensive midfielder completed a big-money switch from Leicester City last summer.

Kante helped the Foxes to win the Premier League title in his first in English football before the popular Frenchman secured a transfer to tenth-placed Chelsea.

The 26-year-old is one of the six nominees to win the PFA player of the year award for his performances throughout the 2016-17 season.

Wright-Phillips won the Premier League title, the FA Cup and the League Cup during a four-year career in west London.

The former Chelsea midfielder is hoping Kante can help the Blues get over the line and secure their greatest-ever double.

“I think it would be the greatest double ever and I’d be especially delighted for Kante because of the amount of effort he puts into every game. He’s a delight to sit down and watch,” said Wright-Phillips, speaking exclusively to 888sport.

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Chelsea are four points clear of Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table.

Antonio Conte’s side lost 2-0 to bitter rivals Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.

Read the full 888sport interview with Shaun Wright-Phillips, including his thoughts on why there is still more to come from Pep Guardiola and Man City

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