Paul Merson sends warning to N’Golo Kante at Chelsea
Paul Merson is interested to see whether N'Golo Kante will be able to shine for Chelsea in the Champions League
Paul Merson has warned N’Golo Kante that he now has to prove that he can cut it in the Champions League with Chelsea this season.
The French midfielder has earned plenty of new admirers since his arrival in the Premier League and his fine displays helped Chelsea win the title under Antonio Conte last season.
Kante first broke onto the scene in England when he helped to inspire Leicester City to their famous title triumph in the 2015-16 campaign before he sealed a move to Stamford Bridge last summer.
The midfielder is getting his first taste of Champions League football with Chelsea this season after their title win last term.
And former Arsenal man Merson believes that the midfielder must now prove that he can cut it in Europe’s elite club competition as well as in the Premier League.
Merson told Sky Sports: “The big test [for Kante] now is stepping up to that next level when he comes against better players in the Champions League.”
Kante will be hoping to feature for Chelsea when the Blues take on Arsenal in their crunch Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
The west London side were 6-0 winners over Qarabag in their Champions League opener at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night as they got their European campaign off to a flying start in front of their home fans.