Manchester City’s star playmaker Kevin De Bruyne believes that Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante has the best work-rate in the entire footballing world.
Speaking to BT Sport for their ‘Perfect Player’ series, De Bruyne said: ‘Work rate? I’d say N’Golo Kante. The things that he does he’s incredible at, he’s a defensive hoover. It [the defensive side of the game] is really important also.’
The Frenchman really caught the eye in his debut campaign with the foxes where he won 175 tackles and made 156 interceptions going on to win the title.
He repeated the feat again next year with Chelsea going one step further to clinch the PFA player of the year honour.
Kante is crucial to Chelsea’s Champions League hopes for next season as they battle it out in the league and Europa alike.