Kante enjoyed a magnificent 2015-16 campaign - and without him, the Foxes probably wouldn’t have been crowned champions of England for the first time in their long history.
Chelsea paid £32 million for Kante’s services last month and if he’s half as influential as he was last term, that fee will ultimately look a bargain.
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Leicester, you’ll probably remember, won the Premier League title following Tottenham’s failure to beat the Blues at Stamford Bridge back on May 2.
Spurs were 2-0 up at half-time thanks to Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, but goals from Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard earned a point for Chelsea at the end of an ill-tempered battle.
That unforgettable night in May
For the Leicester players, including Kante, that will be a night they’ll never forget.
Video footage of the squad all celebrating at Jamie Vardy’s house will be remembered by football fans for years to come.
Kante reveals what he told Hazard
And Kante has revealed that he personally thanked Hazard after arriving at the Bridge.
“I was with the team at Jamie Vardy’s house and when we saw Chelsea losing 2-0 at half-time against Tottenham,” Kante explained to the Blues’ official website, “we said now we have to be ready for the Everton game, but at the end this was a very good night.
“When I saw Eden Hazard here at Chelsea I said to him you maybe do not know but everyone thanks you.”
Video: Hazard's goal v Spurs
For those of you who might have forgotten how good Hazard’s goal was, here’s a reminder…
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