Sky Sports pundit: Chelsea FC star is the best in the league

Phil Thompson believes that N'Golo Kante is the best holding midfielder in the Premier League

N'Golo Kante
N'Golo Kante (Photo: EA Sports)

Phil Thompson believes that Chelsea FC star N’Golo Kante is the best holding midfielder in the Premier League.

The France international has won two Premier League titles in his career and he joined Chelsea FC from Leicester City in the summer of 2016 after having helped Leicester City triumph under Claudio Ranieri.

Kante has been struggling with some injury issues in recent weeks but he will be hoping to recover quickly and earn a regular spot in Frank Lampard’s team at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues will be hoping to welcome the World Cup winner back into their starting line-up in the coming weeks, and Thompson believes that Kante is one of the best around in his position.

Naming him in his combined Premier League XI, former Liverpool FC star Thompson told Sky Sports: “I would have a holding midfielder and that would be N’Golo Kante.

“He may have had a few injury problems but you do not get much better than him. Fernandinho is up there with him too.

“Kante did not really play as a holding midfielder for Chelsea under Maurizio Sarri, but we take it for granted just how good he is in that position – he is the best holding midfielder in the league.”

Chelsea FC are currently preparing for their crunch Premier League clash against Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues are aiming to make it back to back wins in the Premier League for the first time this season after having won 5-2 at Wolves last time out.

The west London side suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat by Valencia in their Champions League group stage opener in midweek.

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