Ranieri takes Kante in protection: We must wait him as hero

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Updated: September 21, 2016

Claudio Ranieri hopes N’Golo Kante welcomed by fans of Leicester when he will return today “King Power Stadium” for the first time after the departure to Chelsea in the summer. The French midfielder is the only player who left the team champion, while Vardi, Mahrez and promised faithfully Shmajkëll “foxes”.

Kante returned today to his old home in the third round match of the League Cup and coach Ranieri is eager ishheroin his meeting: “I am very happy and I will give a very warm welcome. I’m sure the fans will make the assessment as to what he did for us last season. I would be very happy if they applaud them at the beginning and then watched as an enemy.

Fans must understand that when you tap a large team is difficult to say no. For this reason I want to thank Vardi and his family, but also Mahrezin who decided to stay. Kante was very important for us, I think he was more important than is the Leicester Chelsea, because Chelsea have so many great players. ”

Ranieri will also face his former club, as the Italian has guided Chelsea during the 2000-2004 seasons and will be facing a familiar rival, Antonio Conte, which has been facing in Italy, “Conte it is a winner. Of course that will need time. The truth is that here is different from Italy and his Chelsea job is harder. But he is the right man and can win trophies here. You have to understand this league, players and vice versa. Until now I see Chelsea well. ”

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Shmajkëll goalkeeper will miss today’s game after following his rehabilitation after trauma to the head he received on Friday, from which lacked even Bërnlejt 3-0 victory on Saturday. Dane place will be replaced Ron-Robert chiller. Ranieri confirmed that Matty James and Nampalis Mendi (both have problems with ankle) will not be ready.