Pat Nevin names one Chelsea FC star who has played better than last season

The Chelsea FC legend has been impressed with N'Golo Kante's performances this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Chelsea FC star N'Golo Kante Photo: Premier League

Pat Nevin believes N’Golo Kante has been just as good in the current campaign as last season but his performances haven’t stood out due to Chelsea FC’s form.

The France international has won the Premier League title in the past two seasons but Kante looks set to miss out on the top-flight crown this term.

The defensive midfielder proved a key player in Leicester City’s title-winning season under Italian head coach Claudio Ranieri.

Chelsea FC signed Kante in a £30m deal from Leicester in the 2016 summer transfer window to bolster Antonio Conte’s options in the middle of the park.

The Frenchman won the PFA player of the year after the holding midfielder helped the west London side to get their hands on the Premier League trophy.

However, Chelsea FC have been unable to defend their crown following a disappointing second season under Conte.

But former Chelsea FC winger Nevin has been impressed with Kante’s performances this season despite the Blues’ struggles.

“Kante has been as good this season as he was last season,” Nevin told Irish radio station Newstalk.

“He just isn’t playing in as good a team. It just isn’t showing.”

Chelsea FC won the Premier League title with two games to spare last term after finishing seven points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur.

The Blues brought in three new players in the January transfer window after recruiting Olivier Giroud, Emerson Palmieri and Ross Barkley.

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