N’Golo Kante is convinced his understanding with Danny Drinkwater can help Chelsea defend their Premier League title.

Drinkwater, who has yet to make his Chelsea debut due to a calf problem, played alongside Kante in midfield when Leicester finished top in 2016.

The partnership was broken when Kante moved to Stamford Bridge for £32million last year, but now Drinkwater has joined him in west London for £35m.

Speaking for the first time about Drinkwater’s acquisition, Kante said following Tuesday night’s 6-0 Champions League win against Qarabag: “I am pleased for him to come into Chelsea.

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“We need everyone, especially after our time together in Leicester.

“I hope it could be something like Leicester or even more.

“We did a special year together in Leicester to win the League.

“It wasn’t expected and I really enjoyed the season that I spent with him.

“I am happy that he chose to join Chelsea and I am happy to play with him again.”

Source: https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/ngolo-kante-danny-drinkwater-reunion-chelsea-premier-league-title-defence-or-even-more-a3633756.html