95% pass accuracy and eight recoveries: N'Golo Kante shines on Chelsea debut

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante in action with West Ham United's Michail Antonio and Cheikhou Kouyate

N'Golo Kante made his Premier League debut for Chelsea in the 2-1 victory against West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on Monday.

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante in action with West Ham United's Michail Antonio and Cheikhou KouyateChelsea's N'Golo Kante in action with West Ham United's Michail Antonio and Cheikhou Kouyate

N'Golo Kante looks to have picked up right where he left off in the Premier League with a fine display on his Chelsea debut. 

It was the type of display that earned the French midfielder a £32m move from Leicester City to Chelsea last month as he played a key role in his new club's 2-1 victory over West Ham in their league opener. 

Despite picking up an early yellow card, the 25-year-old composed himself and put in an assured performance with 95% passing accuracy, six duels won and eight ball recoveries. 

  Passing AccuracyWon TackleInterceptionBall RecoveryTouchesDuel Won
N'Golo Kanté 95% 2 1 8 70 6


Chelsea's N'Golo Kante fouls West Ham United's Andy Carroll resulting in being shown a yellow cardChelsea's N'Golo Kante fouls West Ham United's Andy Carroll resulting in being shown a yellow card

After a goalless first half, Chelsea took the lead straight after the restart through Eden Hazard's penalty.

Hammers' defender James Collins levelled things up with quarter-of-an-hour left to play after Chelsea failed to deal with Dimitri Payet's corner.

It was West Ham's first shot on target in the match and a frustrating goal to concede for the home defence who had been rarely tested until that point.

Chelsea manager Antonio ConteChelsea manager Antonio Conte

But in the 89th minute Chelsea found a winner as Diego Costa's sweetly struck effort found the bottom left corner from 25-yards. 

The goal confirmed a 2-1 win as Chelsea look to put last seasons disappointment behind them while Kante eyes back-to-back Premier League titles. 

West Ham United's Mark Noble in action with Chelsea's N'Golo KanteWest Ham United's Mark Noble in action with Chelsea's N'Golo Kante

Kante's stellar performance didn't go unnoticed on Twitter either: 

 

 

Though some Hammers fans felt the Frenchman was lucky to still be on the pitch following his early booking:

 

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