The French World Cup winner performed alongside Terry in his first season at Stamford Bridge and the previous Chelsea captain’s ultimate marketing campaign on the membership.
And when requested in an interview on Chelsea’s official app, The fifth Stand, to call one participant he’d signal for the membership, even when they’re now retired, Kante replied: ‘I’d in all probability say John Terry as a result of after I got here to Chelsea, he was the determine of the membership and is aware of what it means to be right here.
‘I knew all about him from a young age and he helped the club very well.’
In a separate interview with L’Equipe, Kante additionally opened up on his begin to the present season beneath Frank Lampard which has been hampered by accidents.
‘It made me happy [to return against Crystal Palace] because it took a lot of work to get back,’ mentioned midfielder.
‘Already, on the finish of final season, I used to be injured, I used to be even unsure for the ultimate of the Europa League towards Arsenal.
‘I then lived my holidays with the need to renew.
‘And I began the season with an ankle sprain.
‘Playing and being stopped, and being stopped once more. I hope the troubles are behind me.
‘I needed to deal with a sprained knee and sprained ankle that was a bit of troublesome to deal with.
‘These were not the easiest months of my career. But I am now pleased to return.’