Vidal in, Fabregas out: Could this be Conte’s dream Chelsea midfield in 2017?
DM – N’Golo Kante
N’Golo Kante has been a revelation in the heart of the Chelsea midfield, and there is no doubting that he would keep his place.
He is a defensive marvel, able to sniff out opposition moves before they have even happened.
The Frenchman had a relatively slow start to life at Stamford Bridge, but he has been crucial in Chelsea’s outstanding winning run, and with more quality alongside him – he is only going to improve.
He will likely sit at the bottom of an attacking trio, offering a defensive shield whilst also using his passing ability to pump balls forward to the men ahead of him.