Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante admits he refused to celebrate his winner at Leicester City out of respect to Foxes fans.

In contrast to fellow ex-Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who received a mixed reception after his deadline-day move to Chelsea, Kante had earlier been warmly received by the Leicester crowd.

“It is always special to play my old team. I had an amazing year here but when I come I try to win,” said Kante, who was part of Leicester’s title-winning side.

“It is always a pleasure to score but I keep my celebration inside because I want to respect my old team.”

He added: “It was a tough game. They had a lot of chances but we fight and had some chances but we won and that is the most important thing.”