N'Golo Kante Now A Complete Player, Says Antonio Conte

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The former also completed of his five take-ons, regarded with the potential of eventually filling the void that Nemanja Matic left in his move to Manchester United.

Bakayoko has made a solid start to life at Stamford Bridge, scoring his first goal in Tuesday's Champions League thumping of Qarabag.

And Conte plans to work closely with Bakayoko on the training pitch like he did with N'Golo Kante when the midfielder joined from Leicester. "He's a 23-year-old - don't forget this", Conte told reporters.

"It is so very important to have a powerful player in this league because it is very tough physically". But he can improve a lot with the ball. He can improve a lot with the ball and we are working a lot on this.

On what Bakayoko can learn from Kante, he added: 'We did the same with N'Golo when he arrived here. We try to play with an identity and if you want to give an identity to your team, every single player needs to know your idea of football very well. "Now you can see a complete player - with the ball and without the ball", continued Conte. "And we want to do the same with Baka".

'Baka without the ball is a really strong player, a physical player. You know he is a special character, but we all love him.

Kante has been an integral part of the last two title-winning sides, with his performances for Chelsea last term earning him the PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year awards.

Together this season, Kante and Bakayoko have managed a combined total 26 defensive actions so far in the Premier League - making 13 interceptions as well as 13 clearances.

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