According to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, N’Golo Kante’s ability on the ball is sometimes underrated.
“I have made big steps to try and manage his training and games, and making sure we attempt to keep him as fit and ready for games as we can,” said Lampard.
“He’s shown in the last couple of games he’s played he is N’Golo Kante.
“His attributes are incredible, he can play various positions in midfield, he has energy, the ability to win the ball back but also his ability on the ball. That is sometimes underrated.
“People always want to talk about him being the best defensive midfielder around and he should be in a deeper role, but he can do lots of different roles with massive effect.
“I’m pleased he is fit now and we will keep managing that.
“We will have to keep managing that to make sure he stays fit, because he is massively important.”