Following Chelsea’s 2-0 Premier League victory over Newcastle United on Saturday, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed he has so much faith in Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.
“I know what you mean by quietly influential but he’s much more than that for us,” Lampard said, as reported by goal.com
“Last year he missed 50 per cent of the games with injuries, he had a tough time for different reasons and we are working very hard on that to get him fit and fresh.
“Now we are managing his training and game time, but his levels of performances are really high.
“I keep saying every time I get asked about N’Golo that I have so much faith in him and the top midfield player that he is in world football.
“Not just breaking up and winning balls back, as we know that is a huge quality of his, but his passing and supporting in midfield and playing in that deeper role now has been a very comfortable transition for him. Really, really happy with him.”
Meanwhile, Kante insists he believes this new Chelsea under Frank Lampard has what it takes to win the league.
“The team has changed in recent years, the coach has been here for a year working together,” Kante told TF1.
“I think we have signed a fair amount of new players and what we are trying to do is to maintain Chelsea’s standards, win titles and be at the top in England.
“We are well placed at the moment, I hope we will continue in this vein.
“And I hope that we will qualify for the Champions League as quickly as possible again.”