Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr have all been signed, with more additions to Stamford Bridge’s roster are expected in the coming weeks.
What makes the whole project more exciting is the fact that Chelsea already have a number of world-class players to help newcomers thrive.
N’Golo Kante, a player Blues fans desperately want to keep after persistent rumors that the Frenchman could be sold this summer, is a man who could play a central role in the process.
The 29-year-old’s 2019/20 season has been marred by injury, but the former Leicester man is now back in great shape and he proved it last night in the UEFA Nations League game against the Sweden.
Les Bleus took a 1-0 victory thanks to a first-half goal from Kylian Mbappe and Kante was arguably the best player on the pitch.
The action midfielder was everywhere, intercepting passes at will, stripping the Swedish players of the ball and propelling Didier Deschamps’ team forward.
You can watch Kante’s awesome in-game highlights below.
What a baller!
When Kante is in this kind of form, opposing teams simply don’t stand a chance and the likes of Havertz, Werner and Ziyech will reap the rewards of the Frenchman’s tireless efforts.
Kante also set a France record last night, becoming the first man wearing a Blues jersey to recover the ball 10 or more times in five consecutive matches.
The Chelsea man’s total in the game quintet is 69, including 13 ball recoveries last night against Sweden.
The old cliché worn “like a new signature” comes to mind …
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