N'Golo Kante extends Chelsea stay till 2023

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In order to maintain their spot in the top four, Sarri says Chelsea need to be more aggressive from the start of matches, revealing his unhappiness with a "mental problem" in the past three games that has seen them drop points at home to Everton just before the worldwide break and scrape past Crystal Palace the week before. He immediately helped steer Chelsea to a title of their own in his first with the club and was named PFA, FWA and Premier League Player of the Year. 'I'm happy to extend my time with Chelsea, ' he said.

The France global, signed from Leicester in the summer of 2016, has been an ever-present in the league for Maurizio Sarri's side this season.

Chelsea announced a new five-year deal for N'Golo Kante on Friday and his statistics show it is a fitting reward for the France worldwide.

He has continued that trend under Maurizio Sarri, playing every minute in the Premier League for the former Napoli coach, and over the course of his Chelsea career Kante has been one of the most effective in his position, as Opta data shows...

"Since I came, I completely improved as a player, challenged myself and got some awards I never thought about".

The video clip goes through a long list of Kante's incredible achievements, with Chelsea clearly delighted to be keeping hold of him for the long term.

"I don't know the evolution of the new contract".

Kante joins Pedro Rodriguez and Marcos Alonso in signing contract extensions at Chelsea but decisions remain to be made about David Luiz, Cesc Fabregas, Olivier Giroud and club captain Gary Cahill, all of whom are set to be free agents at the end of the season.

"He's very important for us in the defensive phase, but he is improving in the offensive movements".

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has criticised the club's younger players, stating that they are immature and lack courage.

Chelsea are third in the table, four points behind leaders Manchester City. Victor in the building up is better than Chris, so we found this balance and I again repeat they are not ideal, nobody is flawless but that couple is performing quite well. "We have to make sure we don't lose the ball in our half; they are unsafe in those situations".