Defender hails Chelsea midfielder as Premier League’s best player

Robert Huth talks up Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante after the Blues' strong start to the season

Robert Huth has hailed Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante as the Premier League’s best player.

The France international completed a £32m move to Chelsea from Premier League winners Leicester City in the summer transfer window after a spectacular first full season in the English top flight.

Kante opted to swap the Foxes for the Blues in July after the defensive midfielder played a vital role in Claudio Ranieri’s side throughout the 2015-16 season alongside Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.

The French star has already established himself as a key member of Antonio Conte’s squad in their opening 14 Premier League games ahead of Chelsea’s home clash against West Brom on Sunday afternoon.

Kante has even opened his Blues account with an impressive goal in the west London side’s 4-0 victory over title rivals Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in October.

Leicester defender Huth, who was team-mates with Kante at the King Power Stadium, explained why he rates the holding midfielder as the Premier League’s best player.

“I think N’Golo Kante is the best player in the Premier League,” Huth is quoted as saying by Metro.

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