Kante in action for Chelsea. Picture credit: Chelsea official twitter handle
New Chelsea signing N’Golo Kante picked up a yellow card just three minutes into his Chelsea debut as the Blues slug it out with West Ham United at Stamford Bridge.
The France international who joined the Blues for £30m in the summer was handed the number seven jersey vacated by Brazilian midfielder Ramirez who moved to the Chinese league.
The 25-year-old hacked down Hammers forward Andy Carroll as he tried to stop an early counter-attack.
New manager Antonio Conte played the former Leicester City star in a two man midfield alongside Nemanja Matic while Eden Hazard, Willian, and Oscar played behind lone striker Diego Costa while Cesc Fabregas was on the bench.
Nigerian duo of Victor Moses and Ola Aina were only good enough for a place on the bench with Mikel Obi away on national assignment with Nigeria as he is the current Captain of the Dream Team VI participating at the ongoing 2016 Rio Olympics.