Chelsea lost to Arsenal in the FA Cup final last season and the London rivals will face each other again on Saturday in Beijing China before another meeting in the Community Shield on August 6,, before the start of the season.
“The FA Cup final is finished now,” Kante tells the official Chelsea website. “Arsenal played well, better than us and they deserved the victory. We have to take this game [in China] seriously because it will help us prepare well for the Community Shield, the first game of the season.”
Chelsea will compete in the Champions League next season after missing out on Europe’s elite football club competition last season, and it will be Kante’s first appearance in the competition, a competition he’s really looking forward to.
“I am looking forward to this competition,” he said. “Until now I’ve just been looking at it on TV. I’m happy to have this chance.”