Tuesday, 7 November 2017


The Londoners' form dipped considerably without the french #midfielder, but one former player expects a return to regular business with his return
The return of N'Golo Kante will lead to an upturn in form for Chelsea, according to former Blues defender Marcel Desailly.
A hamstring injury sustained during international break with France meant Kante missed six matches for Antonio Conte's side, who suffered defeats to Crystal Palace and Roma in that span.
With the dynamic midfielder back in the starting line-up against Manchester United on Sunday, Chelsea secured a 1-0 victory that moved them just one point behind Jose Mourinho's second-placed team.
Desailly, an FA Cup winner with the west London side in 2000, is predicting improved results at Stamford Bridge following Kante's comeback.
"It is not a coincidence. I did not see the game, but my friends told me he had a great game. [Chelsea] were in need of a player who can sit in front of the defence to help and block the opponent and bring that extra energy, to play the intervals, to start the actions," he told Omnisport, speaking at the Golden Foot Hublot Award in Monaco.
"I'm very pleased he's back. Psychologically, it's also a boost for the entire collective, because since he left, Chelsea have been on and off. Now, he's back and he stimulates the rest of the group."
"They don't have big individual players, but at least if collectively they are back to their original level of last year, then maybe Chelsea will be back at a certain level."