Kante reveals reason for joining Chelsea from champions Leicester

N’Golo Kante has revealed he left Leicester City to join Chelsea because they are a ‘champion club’.

The France international was an integral member of the Leicester side which stormed to the Premier League title last term after only losing three games all season.

Kante’s impressive form led to a move from Chelsea in the summer and the 25-year-old joined the Blues for £30million in July.

And the in-form midfielder has explained his reasons for leaving the Foxes and heading to Stamford Bridge.

‘The year I spent there, it’s going to stay in my mind,’ Kante told the Sunday Times.

‘I always remember this day of May 2, we’re all together at Jamie’s [Vardy] house and see Chelsea play against Tottenham and it goes from 2-0 to 2-2 and we were champions.

‘At Leicester we wanted to win and not lose and to fight for every minute. At Chelsea it’s the same.

‘But the difference is Chelsea is a champion club, who have won everything and there are champion players. At Leicester for nearly everyone it was the first time.’

Kante has been one of several Chelsea players who have flourished this season under new boss Antonio Conte.

The Italian’s side went nine points clear at the top of the table after winning their 11th straight league game against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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