Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has thrown his full backing behind his France and Chelsea team-mate Olivier Giroud, and believes he will score against Tottenham this weekend.
The striker made an £18 million Deadline Day transfer across London from Arsenal to Chelsea in January, but has only found the net once, and that came in the 4-0 FA Cup win over Championship strugglers Hull last month.
Despite failing to grab a goal in the Premier League for his new club, team-mate at both club and international level N’Golo Kante believes that the goals will eventually come:
“We know Olivier is a goalscorer, he has scored many goals already in the Premier League for Arsenal and he has still not played that many games for Chelsea,” said Kante.
“Even last season he got a lot of goals and he wasn’t starting all the matches for Arsenal. We are not worried that he will soon start getting goals for Chelsea in the Premier League, and he should not be worried either.
“They will come – and maybe against Tottenham next weekend. Hopefully, he will score, and we can win that game.”
Chelsea know the importance of Sunday’s fixture against their London rivals, with a win over Spurs taking them just two points behind the current fourth placed side. However, a defeat at Stamford Bridge would almost certainly put them out of contention to qualify for next season’s Champions League.