READ WHAT MIDDLESBROUGH’S MANAGER THINKS OF KANTE AHEAD OF CHELSEA’S CLASH WITH MIDDLESBROUGH ON MONDAY

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Ahead of Chelsea’s clash against Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Monday, Middlesbrough manager Steve Agnew has hailed Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante as “one player who knits it all together”.

“He’s been absolutely top-class,” Agnew said.

“He’s the one player who knits it all together – he did it for Leicester last season.

“Any successful team, it’s all about balance, whether it’s physical attributes of quick players and big players, or whether it’s technical players, or whether it’s the workman-like player who really does hold the team together.

“He’s a player who I think has been probably as good as anybody throughout the season. He’s had an excellent season – well, he’s had two seasons where he has been different class.”

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