Claude Makelele heaps praise on Chelsea star: Every team wants a player like that

Claude Makelele heaps praise on N'Golo Kante following his top form for Chelsea since joining Leicester

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Chelsea star N'Golo Kante Photo: EA Sports

Claude Makelele has heaped praise on N’Golo Kante following his brilliant form since joining Chelsea from Leicester City.

The French midfielder burst onto the scene at Leicester and earned huge amounts of praise as he helped the Foxes to win the Premier League title in the 2015-16 campaign.

Kante then joined Chelsea in the summer of 2016 and was one of the club’s top players as Antonio Conte led the Blues to the title in his first campaign in charge of the club last term.

The midfielder was voted as the PFA player of the year after his performances for Chelsea helped the Blues win the title.

And former Chelsea midfielder Makelele, whom Kante has been compared to in recent months, has been hugely impressed by the midfielder’s development at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Makelele said: “He enjoys the job.

“He plays for his team-mates. He’s not selfish. Every manager in the world wants a player like that in his team.

“He produces the quality with his plays and his runs but that’s not all, he does the defensive work too. He has got everything a complete midfielder has. He is the perfect fit for the system Conte has put on the pitch.”

Chelsea return to Premier League action after the international break when they take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

The west London club are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table after the disappointment of their defeat by Manchester City at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

The Blues won the title last season but did not have the distraction of any European football.

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