This Chelsea star is so good it’s like having an extra player on the pitch, pundit claims

EMMANUEL PETIT reckons having N’Golo Kante in your side is like an extra player on the pitch.

Kante was snapped up from Leicester in the summer for £32m.

Since making the move to west London the diminutive midfielder has dazzled.

And Petit insists the 25-year-old’s influence is obvious for all to see.


“I love him. When you play with Kante it’s like having 12 players on the pitch,” Petit told BT Sport.

“He’s got a great heart and ability.

“Tactically he reads the game before the opponent all the time – it’s important for a midfield player.

“He’s very generous with him teammates and, on top if it, he’s a very nice lad.

“He can adapt himself in every system without putting on his own ego in front of the team.”

Kante racked up 37 league appearances for Leicester last season as they secured Premier League glory.

He’s been picked 13 times by Antonio Conte for the Blues this term.

Chelsea stunned Manchester City 3-1 this afternoon to tighten their grip at the top of the table.


  1. He has been absolutely fantastic and superb for us. Very strong and energetic, I hope he continues playing well. I totally agree with Petit, he is the eleventh and twelfth man on the field for us.

  2. kante ! is a fantastic footballer ,he can never be ruled out when it come to football.conte was also a best manager for him to buy kante.i think leicester will be blaming themself for letting kante come to chelsea.he should keep it up more greese to his elbow.

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