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N’Golo Kante was the star of the show against Manchester United and he has earned the praises of everyone, including Frank Lampard who believes he’s now better than Chelsea legend Claude Makelele.

Makelele was so good in the holding midfield role that the position was named after him. But Lampard, who was teammates with the Chelsea legend believes Kante has even gone a bar higher than the former France midfielder.

Speaking to the BBC, Lampard said Kante has even gotten better than Makelele.

“I compared him to Claude Makelele last season, but he’s got even more to his game than Makelele,” Lampard said.

Kante scored the only goal as Chelsea won Manchester United 1-0 in the quarterfinal of the FA Cup.

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