Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s bold prediction about Leicester-Chelsea transfer has already come true

Leicester midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
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Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall once made a prediction about Chelsea and N'Golo Kante which came true. The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer after helping Leicester win promotion back to the Premier League under new Blues head coach Enzo Maresca.

He scored 12 goals and added 14 assists in 44 Championship appearances last season and is attracting interest from a number of clubs, including Chelsea, Brighton and Brentford. The midfielder is said to only want a move to the Blues if he is to leave Leicester this summer, with a mooted swap deal with Brighton reportedly off the table for that reason. He is valued at around £40million.

Back in July 2016, just two months after his boyhood club had historically won the Premier League title, Dewsbury-Hall made a prediction about one Leicester player moving to Chelsea - the same direct switch he could be making this summer. That man in question is Blues legend Kante.

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Kante moved to Leicester from Caen for £5.6million in August 2015 and made his debut on the opening day against Sunderland. He managed to forge his way into the starting XI and became one of the most important members of the Foxes side that went on to claim a historic first top-flight title.

He was one of four Leicester players named in the PFA Team of the Year for his efforts, and despite helping the Foxes reach the Champions League and win the Premier League title, he moved to Chelsea in July 2016 following the appointment of Antonio Conte. A deal was said to be in the range of £32m.

But just before that move was confirmed, Dewsbury-Hall, who was 17 and in the Leicester academy at the time, tweeted: "Chelsea will win the league now Kantè has moved there..."

Guess what happened? Chelsea won the Premier League that season. Kante was hugely influential for the Blues as they stormed to the title, beating competition from Tottenham and Manchester United. The Frenchman was named in the PFA Team of the Year for the second straight season, and was later named the PFA Players' Player of the Year, the FWA Footballer of the Year, and the Premier League Player of the Season.

That was just the start of Kante emerging himself as a Chelsea legend, with the midfielder consistently performing over a number of years. In total, Kante made 269 appearances for the Blues and won the Champions League, FA Cup, Club World Cup and Europa League among other honours.