Speaking to Chelsea TV shortly after the UEFA Super Cup final defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday night, the Chelsea manager disclosed how important Kante is to him, adding that he has to protect him after playing the game with injury.
“Kante said to me at half-time in extra-time that his legs were finished, his legs were dead; and then he’s sprinting 50 yards to cover. With that mentality, work ethic, and desire to play for this club – I’m a happy man.”
Lampard however, assured Chelsea fans that the boys will be fully ready for their Premier League counterparts, Leicester City on Sunday.
Listen to what the Chelsea boss had to say;