David Luiz heaped praise on team-mate N’Golo Kante after Chelsea lifted the Premier League trophy, insisting the Frenchman’s potential ‘scares’ him.
Kante is now the first player in Premier League history to win back-to-back titles with different clubs, having starred for the Blues this season following his summer move from reigning champions Leicester City.
The 26-year-old was named the PFA Player of the Year earlier in the season and has begun to show his versatility under Antonio Conte.
When asked about the in-form midfielder, Luiz told Sky Sports: ‘He’s incredible – to have him is unbelievable.
‘He’s progressed so much – I’m a bit scared about [Kante], imagine how good he will become if he progresses even more and can score more.’
Luiz also paid tribute to his Chelsea team-mates after John Terry and Gary Cahill lifted the title following another emphatic victory at Stamford Bridge, this time against relegated Sunderland.
‘It’s been a great year for us,’ the Brazilian added. ‘It’s never easy to win the Premier League and it was a dream come true to come back here.
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‘This was one of my goals. I enjoy football every day, I enjoy it a lot because I love this club.’
Luiz endured a mixed spell during his first stint at Chelsea but has been one of the club’s stand-out players this season.
When pressed on his development, he said: ‘I’m a bit older now! The day I arrived here, Conte showed me what he wanted me to do.’