Lampard Brands N’Golo Kante As Best Midfielder in the World

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has branded N’Golo Kante as the best midfielder in the world right now. The all-action player was signed from Leicester City in the summer for around £ 32 million.

However, he has proven to be one of the best buys in the summer by any club, as he has been immense in helping Chelsea move up the Premier League table. The blues have a 10 point advantage over Tottenham and Manchester City with only 11 matches left in the season. Apart from his defensive duties,Kante has also contributed with two goals in all competitions.

His latest goal came in the 1-0 win over Manchester United, a goal which sent the club into the semifinals of the competition. A return of just two goals may seem paltry for a player like Lampard, who ended his career after having scored more than 210 goals for the club in 13 years. The former England international possessed one of the best goalscoring records from the midfield. Yet, Lampard has praised the complete nature ofKante.

The 25-year-old was able to completely overshadow Paul Pogba, who cost almost 3 times as much, in the match against United. Former England captain Alan Shearer claimed thatKante could be on his way towards winning the PFA Player of the Year award.

"I'd go as far to say that he's the best central midfield player in the world on current form, I really would.I'd sort of compared him in my head to Makelele last year, and when he came to Chelsea I thought, 'Here's their Makelele,' but he's got even more to his game. I cannot see anyone else out there in world football better than him at the moment," said Lampard after watching the game as a pundit for BBC.