Kante's interception laid the inspiration stone for Eden Hazard's 25th-minute opener at London Stadium on Monday.
Chelsea supervisor Antonio Conte joked he is struggling to seek out the right way to beef up N’Golo Kante after the France midfielder starred in his aspect’s 2-1 win at West Ham United.
Kante’s interception laid the inspiration stone for Eden Hazard‘s 25th-minute opener at London Stadium on Monday and he harried his opponents from first minute to last.
asked to sum up Kante’s show, Conte complained the previous Leicester city midfielder had handiest achieved forty five of the 50 passes he had tried, best to then burst out laughing.
"i know that he made 50 passes and he made 5 errors. He has to fortify on this," mentioned Conte, whose aspect re-centered their 10-point lead at the high of the table.
"i am joking, yes. i’ve to find one state of affairs to inform him to beef up. he’s playing very well. N’Golo is a really just right player.
"He has great stamina, but in addition good high quality. we’re working to improve the quality. i am happy for him, however i believe all my players played very neatly."
Hazard put Chelsea beforehand midway in the course of the first half of, coolly finishing off a razor-sharp break involving Pedro that began when Mark Noble talented the ball to Kante.
Diego Costa introduced a second goal early within the second half of, kneeing the ball in from shut vary after Cesc Fabregas’s nook had flicked off West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang‘s head at the near submit.
but Chelsea didn’t have issues all their own manner and needed to climate sustained power from their hosts initially and mid-method in the course of the 2d half of.
Chelsea had viewed Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester city chip away at their lead over the weekend and Conte mentioned their display in opposition to West Ham proven their psychological fortitude.
"i think this era is tough as a result of even though there are most effective 11 games, for me 11 video games are lots," said the Italian, a three-time Serie A champion as a supervisor with Juventus.
"Now in this period it’s very important to are living the power in the appropriate approach. principally while you play the sport after you know your opponents won the day sooner than.
"i am pleased for the dedication, for the right mentality of my avid gamers. Very centered.
"They confirmed me great will to win the sport and to suffer in the first part of the primary half, however stay compact as a result of we failed to concede nice possibilities for West Ham to score."
requested if he had religion in his avid gamers not to blow their lead, Conte responded: "I trust them absolutely."
Conte’s one criticism of his facet used to be that that they had no longer been "extra clinical", with the guests’ failure to take more of their probabilities giving West Ham hope of mounting a comeback proper until the end.
the house aspect eventually halved the deficit in stoppage time, Manuel Lanzini arrowing a shot into the bottom-left corner following a surge to the brink of the field by way of change Andre Ayew.
but West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, whose facet stay in eleventh location, typical his workforce had been neatly crushed.
"We scored the goal too late," said the Croatian.
"Statistically it appears to be like just right. the sport looks even. however every attack after 2-0, they appeared in point of fact bad. They deserved to win.
"If we had scored in the 61st or 62nd minute, once we had drive on them, perhaps things would were completely different."
while there are 11 games still to head this season, Bilic is sure the lovers in attendance had viewed the champions.
"they give the impression of being very severe and i will see them staying on top with the standard they’ve and also how stable and centred they are," he mentioned.
"Most of all how physically in good form they are. From all the teams, Chelsea look the most strong. they’re 10 points clear at the top of the superior League for a reason."