Chelsea star N’Golo Kante has explained that the difference between his current club and Leicester City is that he sees a lot more of the ball at Stamford Bridge. Furthermore, the midfielder also revealed his tactical role at the Blues.
Kante joined Chelsea in the summer transfer window for a fee of £32 million after winning the Premier League title during his only season at Leicester City.
The 25-year-old was an unsung hero at the King Power Stadium until later in the campaign when people quickly started to realise that he was the important cog in the middle of midfield.
The Frenchman is now starring for Antonio Conte’s side and Kante has explained what the key difference is between the Blues and the Foxes.
“I think Chelsea is different from my previous clubs because when I played in Caen and Leicester, we didn’t have the ball as much and we played more on the counter-attack,” Kante told the Chelsea magazine.
“It’s better to have the ball than to run most of the time behind the ball. We defend like a team and when it’s my task to do the pressing and to work hard to win possession, I have to do it.
“That’s what I try to do – work hard to win the ball when we haven’t got it and to keep possession or create a chance when we have the ball.”
Kante has completed 653 passes in the Premier League so far this season which is the most at Chelsea and an average of 59.36 passes per game.
In comparison to his time at Leicester last term, he averaged just 35.08 successful passes per 90 minutes which is an enormous difference and shows truly how much more he sees of the ball during games.
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