I’M NOT THE NEW KANTE, SAYS KANTE’S REPLACEMENT AT LEICESTER CITY

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Wilfred Ndidi was the man signed to replace N’Golo Kante at Leicester City, as he made a summer switch to join Chelsea.

Kante was a major cog in the Leicester City team on their way to becoming Premier League champions last season, but he lasted only one season at the King Power Stadium.

Ndidi, a £17 million midfielder arrived the club in turmoil, with manager Claudio Ranieri sacked shortly after he arrived as they languished near the relegation zone. Craig Shakespseare has steadied the ship and many people have praised Ndidi for playing a huge role in that, labelling him the new Kante – a title he feels is too big for him.

“No, I have never put myself in Kante’s shoes,” Ndidi told Goal. “I didn’t look to play like him when I arrived. I just came here to play my own game. I just feel like a different player to him.

“He is a good player, he has proved that he’s great this season. With the support of others, you can do anything you want and you can do it here.”

Kante left Leicester for £32 million in the summer and is now being tipped to win the PFA player of the Year award.

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