The ink on N’Golo Kante’s Chelsea contract was barely dry when he sought out Eden Hazard to thank him on behalf of Leicester’s players for their glorious title win last season.
The new £30m signing was speaking to chelseafc.com about his new club’s bruising encounter against Tottenham, which saw the Blues fight back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 and crown the Foxes Premier League champions in the process.
Kante revealed he was watching the game at Jamie Vardy’s house and, when it looked like Spurs were on course to win, the players’ thoughts turned to their next match against Everton.
But Hazard’s moment of magic with seven minutes remaining levelled things and ended Tottenham’s hopes of catching Leicester.
It then turned into “a very good night,” according to Kante.
“When I saw Eden Hazard here at Chelsea I said to him you maybe do not know but everyone thanks you,” he explained.