The French global played a key role in Leicester City's unlikely Premier League triumph last season, and has continued his fine form for the Blues after completing a £32million move from the Foxes.
The Belgian midfielder is back to his best after struggling last season, and is leading Chelsea's charge for the Premier League title.
'When I was young, between 13 to 18, I tried to get into professional academies like Rennes, Lorient, Sochaux maybe four or five different ones, ' he said.
Arriving for £30million from Leicester last summer, Kante has been a key player with title glory on the cards.
"We work with all the players to improve them and to try to work on their strengths and also to work on their weaknesses".
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Chelsea defeated City 2-1 midweek at Stamford Bridge with a trip to Dean Court to play AFC Bournemouth to come this weekend.
"I didn't get much explanation why they didn't take me in their teams but for me the main reason was maybe just that I wasn't good enough".
At Boulogne and Caen, the midfielder made up for lost time.
"For me it's easy to say one player from Chelsea".
'That's why people put it on me but it is not me. I play with some talented players like Cesc Fabregas, Nemanja Matic and Nathaniel Chalobah.