Pedro hails Chelsea star as ‘the complete player’

The Chelsea winger heaps praise on his talented team-mate N'Golo Kante

Chelsea star N'Golo Kante Photo: Screen grab

Pedro Rodriguez has hailed Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante as “the complete player”.

The France international has been a key part of two title-winning teams over the past two seasons as Kante won the Premier League crown with Leicester City and Chelsea.

The 26-year-old was named the PFA player of the year following his outstanding performances throughout the 2016-17 season in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge.

The Blues midfielder opened his Premier League account for the new season with Chelsea’s second goal in a 2-1 victory over his former club Leicester on Saturday afternoon.

Kante scored one Premier League and one FA Cup goal both against Manchester United in his first season as a Chelsea player following his £30m transfer to Stamford Bridge.

And Chelsea winger Pedro hailed Kante, who is predominantly seen as a defensive-minded midfielder, as a complete player following his performance at the King Power Stadium.

“He’s a very important player for the team, a very good midfielder,” Pedro told Chelsea’s website.

“He’s always running and recovering balls. He also scores goals and he’s a complete player.”

Chelsea lost 3-2 to Burnley in their opening Premier League game before successive victories over title rivals Tottenham Hotspur, top-six challengers Everton and Leicester.

The Blues have the Premier League title in two of the past three seasons but lost 2-1 to north London rivals in the FA Cup back in May.

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