The Italian says Kante’s presence made it seem like Chelsea had 12 men on the pitch, and that he always played with a “huge smile on his face”.
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“In my opinion, he can play in every position in midfield. We are talking about an amazing player, a top player. He is amazing with and without the ball. When you have N’Golo in your team, you can think you are playing with one player more. “You can find a smile on his face every day. He is a very positive guy. He is one of the best players I have had in my career as a coach.”
Kante was one of Conte’s first signings at Stamford Bridge, as the Blues spent £32 million ($39m) to lure the midfielder away from Leicester in summer 2016.
The World Cup winner has since racked up 164 appearances across all competitions for Chelsea, scoring 11 goals, while adding a second Premier League title, the FA cup and Europa League to his impressive trophy haul.