Cape Town - Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has
revealed that he sees himself playing at Stamford Bridge for the
foreseeable future as he targets more "great seasons".
France international Kante burst onto the Premier League scene when
leading Leicester City to the title in the 2015/16 campaign and he was
snapped up by Chelsea in the summer of 2016, making the £32million
switch from King Power Stadium to Stamford Bridge.
Since completing his move to south-west London, the 28-year-old,
under the guidance of Antonio Conte, won the 2016/17 PL title before
finishing runner-up in the FA Cup that season.
In the 2017/18 season, the midfielder, who was again a regular under
Maurizio Sarri, played a pivotal role as the Blues defeated Arsenal in
the Europa League final to qualify for the Champions League.
Chelsea appointed Frank Lampard in the summer but his arrival has not
changed Kante's position in the team, with the Frenchman one of the
first names on the team sheet when fit.
The Paris-born star has been hampered slightly by injuries this
season, limiting him to seven appearances in all competitions, but he
recently returned to full fitness to help the Blues beat Crystal Palace
2-0 on Saturday.
Kante continues to be linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, but,
when asked whether he will be at Chelsea next season, he told Telefoot:
"Of course. Today I am with Chelsea until 2023. So, in my head, I hope
to continue to have great seasons with Chelsea until 2023."
Interestingly, the midfield was also asked whether he could see himself playing abroad and he responded "no, not really".
Chelsea, who are sitting third in the Premier League standings,
return to action on November 23 when they make the trip to the Etihad
Stadium to take on Manchester City.
The Citizens, who are aiming to become the first team since
Manchester United in 2009 to win the title three years in a row, slipped
down to fourth place and are now nine points behind Liverpool in the
title race after Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Anfield.
- TeamTalk Media