• Incredible stats show Chelsea signed an absolute machine in Kante

    Incredible stats show Chelsea signed an absolute machine in Kante

    Chelsea have signed an absolute midfield machine in N’Golo Kante this season, and his immense numbers in tackles and interceptions proves it.

    The Blues beat a host of top clubs to the Frenchman’s signature this summer, with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Juventus all rumoured to be after him after his incredible debut season in the Premier League with Leicester City.

    Kante, 25, was a major force behind the Foxes’ shock title win last term, and it is his amazing […]

  • Chelsea star N’Golo Kante steals the show for France with brilliant passing stats

    Chelsea star N’Golo Kante steals the show for France with brilliant passing stats

    Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante stole the show in France’s draw with the Ivory Coast with an impressive 96.4% passing accuracy score.

    The Frenchman played 90 minutes as Didier Deschamps’ side were frusrtated in a 0-0 draw against their African opponents.

    Kante, 25, has been a huge part of Chelsea’s revival over the last six weeks and he’s equally trusted within Deschamps’ France set-up.

    The defensive midfielder lined up in a three-man midfield alongside Paul Pogba and Adrien Rabiot in the first half before […]

  • Kante hails Matic partnership at Chelsea

    Kante hails Matic partnership at Chelsea

    The Blues’ summer signing from Leicester believes working with the Serbia international has helped him to settle quicker at Stamford Bridge.

    N’Golo Kante believes Nemanja Matic is his ideal partner in central midfield and has hailed the understanding he has developed with his Chelsea team-mate.

    The France international joined the Blues from Premier League champions Leicester City in July and has gone on to play in all 11 of his new side’s top-flight matches.

    Matic has also appeared in every game, with the […]

  • Mourinho told missing out on Chelsea star N’Golo Kante was a terrible mistake

    Mourinho told missing out on Chelsea star N’Golo Kante was a terrible mistake

    Jamie Redknapp believes Jose Mourinho made a mistake by not signing Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante in the summer.

    The Frenchman joined Antonio Conte’s side in a £30million deal from Leicester City after winning the league title with the Foxes.

    The 25-year-old took time to find his feet at Stamford Bridge but he’s emerged as one of the Blues’ most important players during a four-game winning run.

    Kante revealed at the start of the season that he spoke with Mourinho about a move to […]

  • Antonio Conte: I’d never heard of this Chelsea player two years ago

    Antonio Conte: I’d never heard of this Chelsea player two years ago

    Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits he hadn’t heard of N’Golo Kante before his title-winning season with Leicester City.

    The France international was one of the best midfielders in the Premier League last season as Claudio Ranieri’s side sealed a huge title upset.

    Kante was signed for just £5.6 million from Caen and spent just one season at Leicester before Chelsea snapped him up for £32m this summer.

    And when asked if he’d head of Kante before his move to Leicester, Conte told Sky […]

  • Chelsea star Kante heaps praise on Conte’s tactical switch

    Chelsea star Kante heaps praise on Conte’s tactical switch

    N’Golo Kante has praised manager Antonio Conte’s new 3-4-3 system in the wake of Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over his old side Leicester City.

    Conte started the season playing a standard 4-3-3 formation but following injury to skipper John Terry and the calamity that was a David Luiz-Gary Cahill partnership at the heart of the Blues defence, the Italian has switched to his more customary three-pronged centre-back line-up at the back.

    Kante has featured in every game so far this season but within […]

  • Leicester would not have beaten Chelsea with Kante – Ranieri

    Leicester would not have beaten Chelsea with Kante – Ranieri

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri believes Saturday’s heavy defeat at Chelsea cannot simply be explained by N’Golo Kante swapping clubs.

    The Premier League champions went down 3-0 at Stamford Bridge as Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses capped a slick performance from Antonio Conte’s side.

    Ranieri omitted star duo Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani from his starting line-up and has had to plot a course through this most difficult of second seasons without the services of France enforcer Kante, whose reward […]

  • Why Jose Mourinho told Chelsea NOT to sign N’Golo Kante

    Why Jose Mourinho told Chelsea NOT to sign N’Golo Kante

    Jose Mourinho passed up the chance to sign N’Golo Kante while he was Chelsea’s manager, according to reports.

    The Daily Telegraph claims that Chelsea had a scouting file on the 25-year-old following his impressive performances for Boulogne and Caen in the French leagues.

    But Mourinho was reportedly targeting midfielders who were taller and ‘more robust’ and decided not to move for Kante, who was subsequently signed by Leicester City for just £5.6 million.

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    In the […]

  • Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante will join very big European club

    Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante will join very big European club

    N’Golo Kante has always had a plan for his career and will join “a very, very big European club” if he leaves Chelsea, his former coach at Caen has said.

    Chelsea paid around £30 million to sign Kante from Premier League champions Leicester City in the summer, capitalising on a release clause included in the Frenchman’s contract when he moved to the King Power Stadium from Caen for £5.6m just 12 months earlier.

    Kante will face Leicester for the first time since […]

  • Kante better than Makelele – Matic

    Kante better than Makelele – Matic

    New Chelsea enforcer N’Golo Kante is so good that he is even better than Stamford Bridge legend Claude Makelele, fellow midfielder Nemanja Matic has declared.

    Attention ahead of Sunday’s trip to Swansea City has focused on David Luiz, the Brazil centre-back who will make his second debut for Chelsea following his return from Paris Saint Germain on the final day of the transfer window.

    But Matic highlighted the immediate impact of midfield partner Kante, another big-money signing who arrived from Premier League […]

  • Why I snubbed Mourinho and Manchester United – Kante

    Why I snubbed Mourinho and Manchester United – Kante

    N’Golo Kante has revealed that he spoke to Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, before he eventually signed for Chelsea this summer.

    The France midfielder became one of the most sought-after players in the market, after helping Leicester City claim their first-ever Premier League title.

    But despite talking with Mourinho, Kante chose to complete a £32m switch to Chelsea, after speaking with Antonio Conte.

    “It was amazing to have Mourinho call me, even though I’d been warned before how he would appeal to me,” […]