Paul Merson sends warning to N'Golo Kante at Chelsea

Paul Merson sends warning to N'Golo Kante at Chelsea

Kante scored from 35 yards out against his former side Leicester on Saturday and delivered an all-action display as Chelsea ran out 2-1 winners at the King Power Stadium.

But at the relatively old age of 26, the France global finally made his European club bow on Tuesday night in Chelsea's 6-0 thrashing of Qarabag.

"We did well last season and now we have to play in the Champions League". It was something that I used to watch when I was young and to play now with Chelsea here at Stamford Bridge is special, ' said Kante. Some players joined the club but it is like that in every club.

Kante played his first Champions League game on Tuesday as Chelsea, after a year away from the competition, opened their campaign with a 6-0 hammering of Azerbaijan outsiders Qarabag. "Last season was unbelievable for me and the club but that was the past and we need to focus on the future".

"I know he was in Chelsea for many years, I had the chance to play one year with him and he was a very good player for me".

"I think they know how we play and also we know how they play", he continued.

Kante is now reunited with his former Leicester team-mate, with both players quitting the Foxes following their Premier League title triumph.

"We spent a good season together". He played a really fantastic game.

"We did a special year together in Leicester to win the league. We will fight to do well in all the competitions".

"We forget that we need to keep improving", he said.

"I think we were close to winning but the red card [for Victor Moses in the FA Cup] was more hard for us, they scored, and after we lost on penalties [in the shield], but in the game we were good, we were close to winning, and was the next game against them", Kante added.

After a opening day defeat to Burnley, champions Chelsea have started to hit their stride, but Kante has warned them from complacency against the Gunners - especially with £52million man Lacazette having been added to the Gunners armoury.

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