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‘We have a beautiful squad’ – Kante acclaims Chelsea summer signings

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The Blues spent considerably on squad recruitment over the summer and the investment is already starting to bear fruit early in the season.

Frank Lampard refrained from dipping deep into the first two transfer markets as the Chelsea boss, and the club rewarded his patience by opening the financial flood gates in his third one.

Upwards of €220 million was splashed out as the club brought in German marksman Timo Werner, creative talents Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech, veteran defender Thiago Silva, reliable shot-stopper Edouard Mendy, among others.

A limited number of the Blues faithful got to see the newly-assembled team from up close when Stamford Bridge was re-opened for 2,000 fans for the Leeds United match on Saturday.

Chelsea beat Leeds 3-1 to extend their unbeaten streak to 13 games across all competitions.

The new arrivals have slotted seamlessly into the fold, and N’Golo Kante suggests this has been a key reason for his side’s red-hot form.

Kante told the club’s official website: “For sure we have a beautiful squad.

“Everyone is involved. As players we know what is required to be part of the starting 11 and on the bench, because many players have shown that even with less time they play very well.

“We had some new players coming in this season and so far they are doing very well. They feel good and we feel good with them. Now they are part of the team, we don’t see them as new players because everyone is in a good mood and has the desire to do well for the club.”