Lampard doesn’t agree Kante is just the best defensive midfielder in the world

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is being hailed as the best defensive midfielder in the world after he has consistently proven his game in the last four years.

However, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard doesn’t agree that Kante should only be known as a good defensive player. Lampard believes that there’s more to Kante’s game than his defensive input.

“When people say he’s the best defensive midfielder in the world, I don’t think that’s the full story,” Lampard said of Kante.

“There’s much more to his game than that. A defensive player in my mind is someone who sits in front of the back four, or back three. He has got much more than that, and he has shown all of those assets over the last four years, whoever he’s been playing for. He can give you that, and hopefully that’s what we will be getting now he’s fit again.

“Jorginho and N’Golo have different qualities, that’s clear to see, but when we set up the midfield it won’t just be a like for like in terms of those two. It will be how we set up as a unit rather than the individual replacement.”

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