Paul Merson sends warning to N'Golo Kante at Chelsea

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He had left Leicester last summer after their Premier League title triumph, just as they were about to embark on their first adventure in the competition, because he saw Chelsea as the better long-term bet.

And former Arsenal man Merson believes that the midfielder must now prove that he can cut it in Europe's elite club competition as well as in the Premier League. We did well last season and now we have to play in the Champions League. Some players joined the club but it is like that in every club. "We know how they play, and we fight to win".

Kante will be hoping to feature for Chelsea when the Blues take on Arsenal in their crunch Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

But when Conte's comments were put to him following Chelsea's 6-0 Champions League demolition of Qarabag on Tuesday, Kante was reluctant to dwell on last season's individual achievements.

"I know he was in Chelsea for many years, I had the chance to play one year with him and he was a very good player for me. We need everyone, especially after our time together in Leicester", the tire-less Frenchman commented.

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"I am happy that he chose to join Chelsea and I am happy to play with him again". "In France, he was a very good goal scorer who scored for many, many years and he will be a threat for Sunday's game".

They have have now won four consecutive games, and some of that clearly comes from the PFA and FWA player of the year applying the same consistency of mentality that marked his performances last season.

The 26-year-old said: "It was something that I used to watch when I was young and to play now with Chelsea is special".

"We need to win, because it's important for us".

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