Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has said that he takes inspiration from former Blues players such as John Terry and Cesc Fabregas, who carried a winning mentality during their time at the club. The Frenchman has been a revelation since making the move to the Premier League four years ago and during this period, he has won the league title with both Leicester City and the Blues.
In a report covered by Goal.com, the France international was asked about his inspiration and he happened to give examples of former Blues players such as Terry and Fabregas, who have enjoyed plenty of success during their careers, he said: “Today, I’m at Chelsea and I watch football less than when I was young. But to answer the question, I think of players with whom I played, like John Terry or Cesc Fàbregas and who always wanted to win everything. They are the players who inspire me, like Pedro who has won everything and is always there to win titles.”
Terry served the west London giants for two decades before making the switch to Aston Villa during the summer of 2017. He could not guide them to Premier League promotion during the 2017/18 season and that meant that he stepped down from the playing role. Nonetheless, he continued in an assistant managerial capacity with the Villains and the club were eventually successful in making the top-flight return during the previous campaign.
Elsewhere, Fabregas ended a four-and-a-half year association with the Blues last winter after he received the offer from AS Monaco. Unlike the Blues, the Ligue 1 club were prepared to offer him with a multi-year contract with the assurance of gametime and that influenced the decision to part ways with the Capital outfit. Meanwhile, Kante has just returned from a knee problem and it remains to be seen whether manager Frank Lampard picks him for the league opener against Manchester United this weekend.