I'm A Celebrity to stay in Wales in 2021? "This season he did not play in the Champions League. Interesting. It has been encouraging to see Lampard's use of him in that role in recent matches, with the Blues boss appearing to dismiss those reports by suggesting he would not entertain the sale of Kante to fund the arrivals of Havertz et al. The French striker headed in after four minutes during tonight's Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium but it was disallowed for offside. Now 29, Kante has had a frustrating season, having endured numerous injuries in the past few months. Three clubs planning January bid for Emerson? Kante is also better going forward than Makelele was. Kante is also better going forward than Makelele was. The Frenchman rose to prominence when he signed for Leicester City in 2015. We asked football fans that very question over on our Facebook page. Can you name Liverpool's 2001 FA Cup-winning squad? Kante started 37 times and was named in the PFA Team of the Year. Carlo Ancelotti suggests Richarlison & Pickford incidents vs Liverpool caused Digne's red, Liverpool fans are mocking Lucas Digne for red card following post after Merseyside derby. This season, Kante has helped Chelsea regain the Premier League title and his role in midfield has been likened to that of Makelele, who gained a reputation for his role in front of the defence. Real’s mistake was undoubtedly Chelsea’s gain. However, many feel Kante is best used in the ‘Makelele role’, a defensive screen in front of the backline. Both players were incredible, but Kante just has the edge. He wasn’t a header of the ball and he rarely passed the ball more than three metres.”. Seventeen years ago, Chelsea took advantage of Perez’s short-sightedness. Arsenal fans have noticed one of the potential causes of Jamie Vardy's winning goal in the Gunners' home clash with Leicester City on Sunday night. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. But history has a way of repeating itself, rarely for the good. Both players were incredible, but Kante just has the edge. Chelsea’s greatest ever foreign XI including Makelele, Hazard and Drogba but Kante and Robben both snubbed. 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