41 Facts About N'Golo Kante

1. N'Golo Kante commuted to Boulogne for training on a kick scooter, although the midfielder has since upgraded to a Mini Cooper.

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2. N'Golo Kante has managed to stay out of the spotlight despite his rise and rise in the Premier League.

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3. N'Golo Kante completed a £32m move to Chelsea from Leicester City on 16 July 2016.

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4. N'Golo Kante scored one goal and made four assists in 37 appearances in the Premier League to help Leicester win the title against the odds.

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5. N'Golo Kante continued to build a steady reputation during his second season at Caen to help the club remain in Ligue 1.

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6. N'Golo Kante secured a move back to Ligue 2 in 2013 when the holding midfielder completed a move to Caen from Boulogne.

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7. N'Golo Kante has become a key member of the France national team since his emergence as a top Premier League player.

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8. N'Golo Kante made his senior debut at Boulogne and then spent two seasons at Caen.

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9. N'Golo Kante is a French professional footballer who plays for English Premier League side Leicester City, as a central midfielder.

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10. N'Golo Kante has said he is flattered by the praise he has been receiving this season for his consistently brilliant displays for Chelsea.

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11. N'Golo Kante is one of nine children and have four brothers and five sisters.

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12. N'Golo Kante replied to the invitation by noting that he is still undecided with regards to making an international commitment.

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13. N'Golo Kante can just turn that back around by running back.

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14. In 2013, N'Golo Kante bought a Mansion for $1.36 million in his hometown Paris which is a major European city and global center for culture, art, fashion and gastronomy.

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15. N'Golo Kante signed to one of the most popular English clubs Chelsea with the fee of £32 million in 2016.

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16. N'Golo Kante made his senior international debut for France in 2016 and signed with Chelsea for a reported fee of $32 million.

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17. N'Golo Kante joined Leicester City for a fee of £5.6 million in 2015.

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18. N'Golo Kante has agreed a new five-year deal worth £290,000-a-week to end speculation over his long-term future.

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19. N'Golo Kante signing a new deal is great news for Chelsea.

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20. N'Golo Kante ticked off and now it is time for Hazard to step up to the plate.

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21. N'Golo Kante has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, committing his future until 2023.

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22. N'Golo Kante has become a vital player at international level, already making 36 appearances for France despite only making his debut in March 2016.

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23. N'Golo Kante joined Chelsea for a reported £30 million in 2016 and enjoyed a seamless transition, instantly becoming a vital cog in Antonio Conte's title-winning side in his debut season.

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24. N'Golo Kante joined Chelsea from Leicester for around £30 million in 2016, and Sarri said: "N'Golo, for us, is not just an important player.

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25. N'Golo 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.

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26. On Friday, Chelsea announced that N'Golo Kante had signed a contract keeping him at Stamford Bridge until June 2023.

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27. N'Golo Kante will remain as the heartbeat of Chelsea's midfield.

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28. On 17 March 2016, N'Golo Kante was selected for the France senior squad for the first time to face the Netherlands and Russia in friendlies.

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29. N'Golo Kante declined on the basis that he was still trying to establish himself in Ligue 1.

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30. On 23 November 2018, N'Golo Kante signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea.

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31. In October 2017, N'Golo Kante was nominated for the Ballon d'Or, which is awarded to the best player in world football.

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32. On 13 March 2017, N'Golo Kante was named man of the match and scored the only goal in the 51st minute, in an FA Cup quarter-final win over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

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33. On 26 December 2016, N'Golo Kante was named by L'Equipe as the world's sixth best footballer of 2016.

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34. On 15 August 2016, N'Golo Kante made his competitive debut in their season opener against West Ham United.

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35. N'Golo Kante chose to refuse the deal, with his lawyer stating in an email: "N'golo is flexible, he simply wants a normal salary.

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36. On 16 July 2016, N'Golo Kante signed for Chelsea for a reported fee of £32 million.

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37. N'Golo Kante was the only key member of the squad to leave the club in the summer of 2016.

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38. N'Golo Kante was scouted for Premier League club Leicester City by Steve Walsh, who had previously facilitated the transfers of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez to the team.

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39. Born in Paris, N'Golo Kante began his career at the age of eight at JS Suresnes in the western suburbs of the capital, remaining there for a decade.

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40. N'Golo Kante made his senior international debut for France in 2016.

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41. N'Golo Kante is a French professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea and the France national team.

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