Steven Gerrard compares N’Golo Kante to Chelsea legend

Steven Gerrard has his say on N'Golo Kante's sparkling form for Chelsea so far this season

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard Photo: BT Sport

Steven Gerrard has heaped praise on N’Golo Kante following his sparkling start to the season with Chelsea.

The French midfielder has earned plenty of praise for his performances for the Blues this term as he helped the Blues build a seven point lead at the top of the table.

Kante won lots of new admirers last term as he helped Leicester City to win the title under Claudio Ranieri before opting to leave the Foxes to move to Stamford Bridge last summer.

There have been comparisons between Kante and Chelsea legend Claude Makelele following the new signing’s brilliant form at Stamford Bridge.

However, Gerrard feels that it is a bit too early to be making such claims, although he admits that he is a huge fan of Kante.

Speaking on BT Sport on Wednesday night, Gerrard said: “I think it’s a bit early to put him in the same bracket as Makelele.

“He was would-class for 10-15 years and was consistent every single game. They have a lot of similarities, winning the ball back and making interceptions.

“I think he covers a bit more ground than Makelele and also uses the ball a little bit better. The challenge is whether he can do it for the next 10 to 15 years.”

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Kante will be hoping to feature for Chelsea when the Blues return to Premier League action on Saturday night with a trip to Bournemouth.

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