The France international’s first season in England saw him guide Leicester to an historic Premier League title.
Kante left the Foxes in the summer though and he has so far shown no signs of slowing down, becoming an integral part of Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 system.
The 25-year-old enjoyed another fine individual performance in midfield in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool last time out – he won 12 tackles, three fewer than the entire Reds’ team managed combined.
N'Golo Kante has been a key part of Chelsea's success this season
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It’s no coincidence that they are in the position that they are and Leicester were in the position they were last season
He will be looking to work his magic once again when Chelsea host Arsenal tomorrow (12.30pm), and Arsene Wenger knows his side will be in for a tough game.
He said: “The integration of N’Golo Kante has had a huge impact.
“I watched their game against Liverpool and Kante had a huge impact in their team.
N'Golo Kante impressed Arsene Wenger with his display against Liverpool last week
Arsene Wenger admits he tried to sign N'Golo Kante
“It’s no coincidence that they are in the position that they are and Leicester were in the position they were last season.”
A win for Kante’s Blues tomorrow would see Chelsea stretch their lead to 12 points at the top of the table.