Kante ex­pects Chelsea to chal­lenge on four fronts next sea­son

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON: Premier League cham­pi­ons Chelsea will chal­lenge for all four ma­jor tro­phies next sea­son, mid­fielder N’Golo Kante said after pick­ing up the Foot­ball Writ­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion (FWA) Player of the Year award.

Chelsea sealed the ti­tle with a 10 win over West Bromwich Al­bion last Fri­day and can add to their Premier League glory when they play the FA Cup fi­nal against Ar­se­nal on May 27.

Chelsea failed to qual­ify for this sea­son’s Cham­pi­ons League and were knocked out early in the League Cup but Kante be­lieves that his team can do bet­ter next sea­son.

“Next sea­son will be a new chal­lenge be­cause we are go­ing to try to keep the ti­tle, to win the two cups (FA Cup and League Cup) and also we’ll have the Cham­pi­ons League,” Kante said.

“For a club like Chelsea, we want to win ev­ery­thing, we’re go­ing to try and win ev­ery­thing. It’s a new chal­lenge for ev­ery­one.”

Kante, who won the league with Le­ices­ter City last sea­son, has been a vi­tal part of Chelsea man­ager An­to­nio Conte’s 3-4-3 sys­tem and the 26-year-old praised the Ital­ian for the club’s suc­cess.

“He had a very clear idea of what he wanted from the team, and from me,” Kante said. “Since I joined Chelsea he puts a win­ning men­tal­ity on ev­ery­one.

“The hard work, the im­por­tant lit­tle de­tails, he’s a win­ner. He’s a hard worker, he wants to work, work and re­peat in ev­ery train­ing ses­sion to win at the week­end.”

Chelsea host rel­e­gated Sun­der­land to­mor­row for their fi­nal league game of the sea­son. Reuters

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