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New Chelsea signing N’Golo Kanté is the perfect man to bring dynamism, mobility and stamina to the Blues’ midfield under newly appointed coach Antonio Conte.

Physically speaking, the Frenchman is not a giant (169cm per 68kg) but he’s got football intelligence, athletic build and a great sense of position, therefore he is able to cover the centre of the midfield easily and brilliantly.

His age – Kanté is 25-year-old – could play a key role during his experience at Chelsea as the midfielder is both reaching maturity and gaining experience after winning the Premier League title with Leicester. Another great season might lead both the team and him to success.

His attitude towards work is commendable, Kanté’s main qualities are precision and stamina, here are some stats to prove it:

  • he tries around 42 passes per game with positive results, in fact the 90% of the attempts end successfully as shown below;
All credits to WyScout.com
All credits to WyScout.com
  • he succeeds in completing about 8-9 interceptions per game, a great percentage in view of the fact that he is not as tall as his teammate Nemanja Matic, who has a lesser interceptions’ number in spite of his height.

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It is understood Chelsea fans are looking forward to watching N’Golo Kanté on the pitch and several football experts have compared him to Claude Makelele, who played with the Blues from 2003 to 2008.

There are similarities between the 25-year-old and the former Chelsea star, for instance their dynamism and agility mixed up with stamina, which are key abilities for a defensive midfielder.

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Juventus are extremely interested in signing Chelsea defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic to replace Paul Pogba who rejoined Manchester United earlier this week for a record-breaking £89m.

However, the Blues owner Roman Abramovich does not want to sell Matic this summer, despite acquiring the services of N’Golo Kante from Leicester City.

Abramovich still see’s the Serbian international as an important player for Antonio Conte‘s team this season and will do everything he can to keep him at Stamford Bridge.

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Leicester City have placed a £23m bid to sign Santos star Gabriel Barbosa, according to The Guardian.

It is understood also Chelsea, ArsenalJuventus and Inter Milan are all still very keen on the 19-year-old, who is currently playing the Olympics in Brazil, but the Foxes are confident they can land the star to the King Power Stadium.

New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has made the Santos star a target in view of next season, anyway some reports suggested that Barbosa would prefer Real Madrid over the other sides interested in him.

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Chelsea have entered the race to sign Sunderland defender Lamine Kone despite they will have to face competition from Everton, according to the Daily Mail.

The Toffees have reportedly targeted the 27-year-old as a replacement for new Manchester City signing John Stones and also the Blues are said to be keeping tabs on the centre-back should they fail to land main target Koulibaly to Stamford Bridge.

Also Benfica star Victor Lindelof and Valencia‘s ace Shkodran Mustafi have both been repeatedly linked with a move to Chelsea.

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Benfica star Victor Lindelof speaking after Portuguese Super Cup victory against Sporting Braga told A Bola“I love Benfica, so I will stay.”

It is understood Chelsea have targeted the Sweden international defender, who has a £25m buy-out clause in his contract and new manager Antonio Conte is said to be keen on triggering it.

Anyway, the 22-year-old has revealed he is willing to stay at Benfica amid Chelsea interest, this is the reason why the Blues have been heavily linked also with a move for Valencia’s Mustafi and Napoli’s Koulibaly.

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Juventus are set to launch a massive bid to sign Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, according to Premium Sport in Italy.

The report suggests the Serie A champions might use their striker Simone Zaza as part of the deal (plus a cash offer) to convince the Blues to let the Serbia international go, despite new manager Antonio Conte is said to be a great admirer of him.

Anyway, Wolfsburg have been heavily linked with a move for Zaza, but the striker is tempted by the prospect of working with his former boss when he was in charge at Juventus and would reportedly prefer a move to the Premier League rather than to the Bundesliga.

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It is understood Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has been targeted by Juventus to replace new Manchester United signing Paul Pogba and the Serie A champions have scheduled a meeting with the Serbia international’s agent to discuss a potential move to the Bianconeri, according to Premium Sport.

Antonio Conte is said to be a great admirer of the 28-year-old and would be willing to keep him at Stamford Bridge this summer, anyway the former Benfica star is expected to be eager to join another team after failing to impress during his last disappointing season.

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Danilo Pantic has joined Chelsea Football Club on summer 2015 on a four-year deal from Partizan Belgrade.

He has been one of the youngest midfielder eye by lots of European team.

Juventus had scouted Pantić since early 2014, allegedly monitoring his status due to his short contract but he choice the Premier League for continue his career, after the local experience.

Anyway the British career of the Serbian talent isn’t been start yet.

He has yet to make an appearance in the Premier League.

He has been send already last summer in the Netherlands to Vitesse Arnhem for make first-team experience.

Pantic, only 19 years old,  has made 8 matches on last season and he is ready to come back to the UK capital.

The Londoners seems anyway ready to send him on loan again for the next year to Eredivisie to getting further experience.

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