N’Golo Kante is looking forward to plying his trade at Chelsea (16/1 – Premier League 2018-19 Outright) for the foreseeable future after putting pen to paper on a new five-year contract until 2023.
After playing a pivotal role in Leicester City’s title-winning 2015-16 campaign, France international Kante joined the Blues in the summer of 2016 for a reported £32million on a five-year deal.
The 27-year-old midfielder, who started his career out at Boulogne, helped Chelsea to league glory in his debut season at Stamford Bridge and was named in the PFA Team of the Year for the second year running.
Maurizio Sarri’s arrival as manager in the summer has not changed Kante’s stance at the club and the 2018 World Cup winner has been an ever-present under the Italian tactician in the league this term.
He has also featured in two Europa League matches and his performances have helped Chelsea, who are 4/1 favourites to win the competition, qualify for the knockout stages with two group games remaining.
Speaking about his new contract, Kante told the club’s official website: “I’m happy to extend my time with Chelsea, it has been two beautiful years and I wish for more to come.
“Since I came, I completely improved as a player, challenged myself and got some awards I never thought about. I like the city, I like the club and I am happy to be here for more time.”
Kante is expected to start Chelsea’s clash against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday and the visitors, who are unbeaten in the league this season, are 13/8 to pick up the win, while the draw is priced at 5/2 and the hosts are 9/5.
Odds subject to change.