Antonio Conte has praised N'Golo Kante in the wake of his impressive Premier League debut for Chelsea.
The French midfielder played a full 90 minutes as the Blues defeated West Ham United 2-1 on Monday night and the former Leicester City star impressed his new manager with yet another busy performance in the centre of midfield.
"N'Golo is a great player, a great buy," said the Italian.
"He's important for the team, he has good technique and fantastic stamina. He's able to cover a lot of space and help his team-mates always.
"We are happy with his performance but I was happy with the performance of all my players."
Eden Hazard and Diego Costa scored second-half goals either side of James Collins' equaliser to give the West Londoners full points in their 2016/17 season opener.