Rangers legend Ally McCoist has warned Chelsea boss Frank Lampard that Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is still the number one holding midfielder in the world.
The Rangers legend revealed he was shocked talkSPORT host Adrian Durham suggested Lampard replace Kante with £80million West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
“Declan Rice is a fantastic player and will continue to improve, longer term he might be an option [for Chelsea],” McCoist told talkSPORT.
“But I listened to the discussion between Adrian Durham and Goughie yesterday, and I’m just not having Adrian!
“He’s level of reasoning was that Kante was substituted in the World Cup final, right? What kind of argument is that to have? He’s got a World Cup winner’s medal, mate!
“I’ll tell you right now, I don’t disagree with the opinion that longer-term Declan Rice would be a great option, whether that’s for Chelsea or anybody else.
“But at this moment in time, for me, Kante would still be the number one holding player in the world.”