N’Golo Kante Reveals Why He Joined Chelsea, What David Luiz Is Really Like & Who’s Best at FIFA

​Chelsea midfielder and back-to-back Premier League champion N’Golo Kante has revealed the decision process behind his move to Stamford Bridge from Leicester last summer, while the French star has also lifted the lid on his unlikely friendship with club joker David Luiz.

Kante has now added the EA SPORTS Player of the Season to his existing PFA and FWA awards after seamlessly slotting into the role of Chelsea’s midfield engine. He has had an incredible season, but admits it wasn’t easy for him to walk away from Leicester after what he and the Foxes had achieved together.

Kante, speaking to EASPORTS.com, said, “It was a very difficult decision. With Leicester, we won the league and had a very good season but I think for me, it was a step forward in my career to join Chelsea and I am happy to have joined the club.

“We have had a very good season and I’m happy about that,” he added.

Asked to compare his titles wins with each club, the former Boulogne and Caen player explained, “It is a little bit different as with Leicester City it was very unexpected for us to win the league but with Chelsea it has been our target from the beginning of the season. To achieve that has been a great feeling.

“I am very happy with my season. I joined Chelsea and everything was good, I played a lot, we won the league and now we have to finish strong by winning in the FA Cup Final – but so far we have had a very good season and I’m happy about that.”
As far as his personal secret to success in concerned, there’s not actually too much to it.

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“I work hard in training and during the game I will always give my best. I have also played with some very good players and I believe this is why I have won two titles in two seasons with two different teams,” Kante continued.

Manager Antonio Conte actually transformed Chelsea’s fortunes from last season’s shock 10th place finish with relatively few new signings. Kante was joined in west London by the returning David Luiz, and the pair struck up an unlikely friendship.

“Firstly, he is a very good man; he always wants to learn and help those younger than them,” Kante said of the often centre of attention Brazilian defender.

“He has a lot of experience and will always share this with the younger players. He is a very good player who had a very good season and I am happy for me as he told me that he never wanted to leave Chelsea and we managed to win the league this season.

“He always likes to joke around with me; sometimes he is very funny, sometimes not so much. He is a very good man and I like him a lot.”

Luiz is also one of the best FIFA players at Chelsea, although top spot in that regard belongs to someone else.

“Yes, we do play FIFA 17 together. I tend to play against Cesar Azpilucueta a lot, who is very good and usually beats me, but he said that Thibaut Courtios is very good as well, so I guess I will have to say Thibaut Courtois is the best!” Kante explained.

“I think he and Azpi are the best, but (Kurt) Zouma and David Luiz are also very good. We seem to have some quite good FIFA 17 players at Chelsea!”

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Source: 90min.com