Kante was hailed as the driving force behind Leicester's remarkable title success, doing all the 'dirty work' in midfield and Conte recognises the importance of this type of player in his side.
"I want to say Kante was a target and for this reason I'm very happy the club bought the player. He's a good player. He has good technique, fantastic stamina and I like this type of player," the Italian manager said.
"If you want to win a team needs this type of player - Kante, [Nemanja] Matic and [John Obi] Mikel - that work hard for the team.
"We identified him, me and the club together, and I think Kante can give a lot to Chelsea, to enforce a zone which is very important if we want to play with two central midfielders.
"He showed last season he's able to play with another midfielder. I think with this player we've reinforced the squad."