Chelsea great Michael Essien has revealed he would have loved to face Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante or play alongside him because Kante is such a great player.
“I would have loved to have faced Kante or play with him,” Essien told Goal.
“He is such a great player. I am happy he is at Chelsea and he is enjoying his game. It would be a very physical battle if I met him on the pitch. He has great energy, he never stops running, but he doesn’t run for the sake of running.
“He always does it for something. He’s good on the ball and his anticipation is second to none. He will chase you until he gets the ball off you and his tackles are always clean. I’ve met him and we just talk in general. He is a very quiet guy.
“I think that he is a good player and what he does on the pitch is pretty unique, not many midfielders are doing it. He has something special about him … everyone in the world has seen him and I would put him up there [among the best].”