Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is delighted with the improvement he’s seen from N’Golo Kante over the past year.

Kante was the matchwinner at Leicester City on Saturday.

Conte said: “Tomorrow, for sure, he can recover really well and then prepare for the game against Qarabag. N’Golo is a very important player for us.

“Before a lot of people told me ‘yes, without the ball he has good stamina and is a good worker’. But now with the ball he has improved a lot.

“I am happy for this because we are working a lot with him. Now I think he is a top player. It was an amazing performance from him. He scored but overall he made a lot of good runs.

“I don’t know if he is world class or not. But N’Golo is a really good player. To be be the best player in the Premier League last season is a great thing. And this season he is confirming it.”