N’Golo Kante has been superb for Chelsea, since making a £32 million move from Leicester City last summer.
The Frenchman was excellent against Arsenal, but Antonio has revealed there’s still a part of his game he must improve on.
Conte said: “Kante is extraordinary. He brings a lot of quantity, ok, but what quality too. Even if he should improve in his build-up play. His first pass is always horizontal and he needs to make that vertical. I was just like him, so I do understand.
“He’s a really good lad, always helping his team-mates. He’s been a great buy, though he’s often tired by the time he gets to the goal. He’s still young and can improve.”
He also revealed one mistake Kante made against Arsenal that caused him to lash out at his assistant. “I was angry against Arsenal because Kante was supposed to track back in place of Moses, who had gone into the box to mark the sixth Arsenal man on the corner. He didn’t do that and I took it out on Alessio. He’s been my right hand man and thus, unfortunately, my victim for many years,” Conte said.