Rio Ferdinand: This Chelsea star is a dream player

Former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand is a keen admirer of Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand has heaped praise on N’Golo Kante for the impressive start he has made to life at Chelsea this season.

The midfielder has earned plenty of praise for his performances for the Blues since his arrival at the club from Leicester City last summer.

Kante’s brilliant displays have installed him as one of the favourites to win the PFA player of the year award this season.

The French midfielder has played a key part in helping Chelsea to build a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

And former Manchester United defender Ferdinand has revealed that he is a huge admirer of the midfielder.

Speaking to BT Sport in midweek, Ferdinand said: “He’s a fantastic footballer. His energy levels… he just covers so much ground. He sometimes does two peoples’ work.

“For a centre-back he is a dream. He knows how to change defence into attack. He’s vital to this football club for so many reasons.”

Kante will be expecting to feature for Chelsea when the Blues take on Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday evening as they look to take a step closer towards winning the title.

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The Blues will also take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley later this month in the FA Cup semi-finals as they chase a domestic double.

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