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5th Aug, 2016 | 8:35pm

Rio Ferdinand: Tottenham star is the benchmark for new Chelsea singing

By Alex Taylor

Rio Ferdinand has pointed to Harry Kane’s second-season consistency as a benchmark for new Chelsea singing N’Golo Kante.

The Manchester United legend has claimed that Kante will have to answer the same questions as Kane did this season, as he attempts to follow up his sensational debut Premier League campaign at Leicester with similar performances in west London.

The central midfielder transferred to Chelsea this summer for £32million and will now need to prove that his form last season was no fluke, just as Kane did following an impressive debut campaign in the Premier League two years ago.

“[N’Golo] Kante was probably the most important player for them [Leicester],” Ferdinand told the Metro. “I’d like to see them do well and repeat but we’ll see. We asked the same questions of Harry Kane last season and he did repeat it. [Champions League] is another thing.”

The Spurs front-man bagged 21 league goals in 34 games in 2014-15 season but came back and repeated his impressive form last term, scoring 25 league goals in 38 games, helping guide his side into the Champions League next season.

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The Tottenham star will now face the toughest opponents of his career in the upcoming season with Europe’s elite sides all fighting for Champions League glory.

In other Tottenham team news, Erik Lamela scored a wonder strike in Tottenham’s 6-1 pre-season demolition of Inter Milan on Friday evening.