Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has praised N'Golo Kante's improvement over the past year
Posted: 17 September 2017 Time: 12:30
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte claims French midfielder N'Golo Kante is now more of a 'complete player' compared to last season.
Kante joined the Blues last season, and helped the club claim their fifth Premier League title and his second.
The Blues previously stated that France international could still improve in other areas of his game, and he believes the midfielder has worked hard on his weaknesses.
"Last season I said during many press conferences about N'Golo that he could improve a lot with the ball," Conte told reporters.
"He's working very hard to improve this weakness.
"But I think now he's a complete player - he's a top player with the ball, without the ball. He always knows when he has the ball what he has to do.
"Baka without the ball is a really strong player, a physical player. He can improve a lot with the ball. We are working a lot on this aspect with him.
"We try to play with an identity and if you want to give an identity to your team, every single player needs to know very well your idea of football. To have in your team a powerful player is very important, above all in this league."