N’Golo Kante impressed as he came back to full form in Saturday’s 2-0 Newscastle win.
Frank Lampard had been patiently waiting for the midfielder to get back into action and looks like his efforts have paid off.
“We have had an injury-free period to get him to a place we are really happy with,” Lampard said of Kante’s fitness.
“We keep a check on his training and how much distance he travels because every time we allow him off the leash in training, he does a ridiculous amount of work because of the way he plays.
“So, we are very aware of that and are very careful with him. As a result, we are in a good place with him, so hopefully that continues.”
Moreover, Kante has been linked to a move to Inter Milan, and reuniting with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. However, Frank Lampard is simply ignoring these rumours and is intent on keeping N’Golo Kante on at Stamford Bridge.
“I have so much faith in him and the top midfield player that he is,” he added. “It’s not just about breaking up play and winning the ball back, even though we know that is a huge quality of his.
“It’s also about his passing and his support play in midfield. Moving into that deeper role has been a very comfortable transition for him, so we’re just really, really happy with him.”