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Chelsea midfielder Kante: I played my best football under Conte

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante admits he played his best football under Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte.

The Blues won the Premier League title in the duo's first campaign, Kante also winning England's three main individual awards.

And asked by the Chelsea's official website to name when he had played his best football for the club, he replied: "With Antonio Conte in the period we won more than 10 games in a row.

"At that time when we were going on the pitch we were very confident, the team were playing very well, we managed to dominate our opponents and to win.

"I felt very good on the pitch. That was a beautiful time."

In fact, it was a 13-match winning run on the way to winning the title, seven points clear of runners-up Tottenham.

Kante also revealed how he turned down Thomas Tuchel when the German was an all-conquering manager in French football.

The former Boulogne and Caen star said: "I knew in the past there was some contact with Paris Saint-Germain when he was the manager, but it was not something I wanted.

"It did not happen because I was happy at Chelsea and I stayed here. I haven't spoken to the manager about it!"

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