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​Chelsea manager Tuchel hails 'game changer' Kante after Lille display

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was full of praise for midfielder N'Golo Kante after their Champions League win over Lille.

The Blues managed an impressive 2-0 home win in the Round of 16 first leg against the French champions.

Goals from Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic settled the game, but Tuchel reserved special praise for Frenchman Kante.

He told BT Sport: "I was very pleased today, it took him a while.

"He struggled in the last matches with his belief and intensity and game in general.

"It was good he stepped up today and you can instantly see the impact he makes.

"He is our game changer.

"He had a huge impact on the team."

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