Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has heaped praise on midfielder N’Golo Kante insisting that the French international has brought the confidence back to the Blues.
The Blues signed France midfielder Kante in a £30-million deal from Premier League champions Leicester City and has made an instant impact with the Blues so far this season.
Kante has eight successful tackles and five interceptions and a 95% pass-completion rate in the wins over West Ham, Watford, and Burnley, according to SkySports.
The 25-year-old admits that Kante has given the Blues confidence going forward this season and is always in the right place at the right time to intercept the ball.
‘He gives us confidence,’ Hazard, who is currently training with Belgium ahead of their friendly against Spain this weekend said.
‘We want to try to dribble and to pass the opponent because we know, even if we try but don’t pass the opponent, and if we lose the ball, then he is there behind us and he can take the ball.’
The former Lille playmaker has also had a fine start to the season, scoring twice from Chelsea’s three season-opening victories.
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