Chelsea captain John Terry was full of praise for new signing N’Golo Kante after the midfielder made his debut for the club in the 3-1 win over AC Milan on Thursday morning.

N'Golo Kante
N’Golo Kante

Kante joined the Blues from Premier League champions Leicester City last month in a £32million deal after his superb performances in midfield for the Foxes played a crucial role in Claudio Ranieri’s side winning their first-ever top-flight title last term.

After enjoying an extended break following Euro 2016, Kante joined up with his new Chelsea teammates last week and impressed Antonio Conte so much during that time, he was handed his debut in the International Champions Cup friendly against Milan in Minneapolis today.

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The Frenchman came on in the 52nd minute and did well to protect the back four and link up with his Chelsea colleagues as Conte switched formations to a 4-1-4-1, a performance that had Terry hailing Kante’s arrival at the club.

When asked how big of a signing the 25-year-old is for Chelsea, Terry told Goal: “It is a great signing for us and he was incredible last year.

“It is great to have him part of our squad and all the new boys we have got are looking good so I am delighted and looking forward to getting back to now.

“He was very good tonight, he has looked very good in training but he has not been back too long.”

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