'N'Golo Kante is like a rat - he goes everywhere' says Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 31/08/16 7:46am
Eden Hazard has heaped praise on one of Chelsea's biggest summer signings N'Golo Kante, saying he is "like a rat - he goes everywhere".
The Blues signed France midfielder Kante in a £30m deal from champions Leicester and he has hit the ground running, ever-present in the Premier League so far.
Kante has eight successful tackles and five interceptions and a 95% pass-completion rate in the wins over West Ham, Watford and Burnley.
And Hazard, who is currently training with Belgium ahead of their friendly against Spain this weekend, said "He gives us confidence.
"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."
Hazard has also had a fine start to the season, scoring twice from Chelsea's three season-opening victories.