That is in keeping with former Chelsea defender-grew to become-pundit Wayne Bridge.
Kante, 26, signed for the Blues from Leicester off the again of profitable the Premier League name on the King Power Stadium in the summertime of 2016.
And his exploits within the engine room of Chelsea’s midfield ensured he was a again-to-again name winner as he helped information the west London membership to the crown in Antonio Conte’s first season in fee.
Conte’s facet have kicked off the defence in their name strongly too, with Kante as soon as once more taking part in a pivotal position by means of beginning in all six in their opening six league video games.
The Blues lately sit down 3rd and 3 issues at the back of Manchester United and Manchester City within the desk.
Chelsea entertain City at Stamford Bridge these days (five:30pm) with Kante prone to play a component after taking part in the whole 90 mins within the dramatic 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid within the Champions League previous this week.
And Bridge, who gained all of the home honours at Chelsea together with again-to-again titles, has heaped particular reward at the France global by means of insisting that he reminds him of former Blues workforce-mate Makelele.
“Kante is just like having another Makélélé back,” Bridge advised The Sun at a PokerStars match in Dublin.
“He gained participant of the yr and has made a large distinction when it comes to a defensive midfielder, the way in which he will get across the pitch tackling.
“They had Matic who may sit down just a little bit for them however Kante is a wholly other participant.
“He jogs my memory of Makélélé such a lot after we did so smartly with him at Chelsea.
“He’s nice for the workforce and he’s certainly one of my favorite Chelsea avid gamers this present day.”