Ruben Loftus-Cheek has heaped praise on Chelsea teammate N’Golo Kante.
But the Blues ace admitted the Frenchman ‘rattles’ teammates in training.
Kante, 30, has been making a revelation since moving to England with Leicester in 2015.
He left Fox for Chelsea a year later – when he first started playing with Loftus-Cheek.
Asked by Chunkz whether Kante makes the entire Blues squad ‘smiles every day’, for the latest episode of Guess on the UMM YouTube channel, the England international replied: “He does.
“He doesn’t even try (to make everyone smile).
“You know, he’s not even trying, we look at him and he looks so cute.
“Smiling and you’re just like ‘O.
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“But then he’ll come on the pitch and knock you down.”
Kante’s trophy cabinet includes two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, the Champions League, the Europa League and the World Cup.
And the 25-year-old Loftus-Cheek believes his side has a good chance of getting into that race this season.
Asked if his team can win the league this season, he said, “I like to think so.
“You have to be confident, man. You know what I’m saying?
“We’re playing well. We’re not scoring goals. That’s the main thing, we’re strong from behind.”
Kante has struggled for fitness this season – starting only eight of Chelsea’s 20 Premier League matches.
This has opened up opportunities for Loftus-Cheek, who spent last season on loan at Fulham.
He has played 17 matches for the Blues this time around and will be aiming for a return to Gareth Southgate’s England squad in 2022 ahead of the Qatar World Cup.
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