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Daily Mail’s Adrian Kajumba has named three Chelsea midfielders in the Premier League’s Top 10 best midfielders.
The three Chelsea players to make the cut include N’Golo Kante, Claude Makelele and Frank Lampard.
Kante, the only active Chelsea player on the list claimed the tenth spot while Chelsea legend Claude Makelele claimed the eighth spot.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is third on the list only behind Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira and Manchester United legend Roy Keane.
On Kante being 10th:
“In just two seasons he cemented his place in Premier League folklore. Inspired Leicester to their incredible 2016 title and followed that up by doing the same at Chelsea. In doing so he became the first player since Eric Cantona in 1993 to win back-to-back top-flight titles. Kante’s freakish ability to read the game, be in the right position to snuff out danger and his tireless running would improve any side in Premier League history.”
On Makelele being 8th:
“In the peak Galacticos era, despite his teammates understanding his value, Real Madrid deemed Claude Makalele not worthy of an improved contract and disposable. Their loss was Chelsea and the Premier League’s gain. The Blues and England got one of the game’s great defensive midfielders, so good he redefined his role. The position is now often referred to as the Makalele role. A key cog in two title winning Chelsea teams during his five years at Stamford Bridge.”
On Frank Lampard being 3rd:
“The greatest goal-scoring midfielder in Premier League history. Perfectly-timed, late runs into the box and goals from distance became the trademark of Lampard whose prodigious work ethic helped him overcome the early doubts about how good he could be to become, at one stage, the world’s best central midfielder. His 177 goals make him the league’s fourth highest all-time top scorer and the Chelsea manager-in-waiting won three Premier League titles for the Blues.”
Kajumba’s 10 best midfielders in the Premier League history:
1 – Roy Keane
2 – Patrick Vieira
3 – Frank Lampard
4 – Paul Scholes
5 – Steven Gerrard
6 – Yaya Toure
7 – David Silva
8 – Claude Makelele
9 – Xabi Alonso
10 – N’Golo Kante