cdadmin

Is N'Golo Kante better than Claude Makelele?

N'Golo Kante delivered another sensational performance against Arsenal following on from the previous outstanding performance agains...


N'Golo Kante delivered another sensational performance against Arsenal following on from the previous outstanding performance against Liverpool. Is he better than Claude Makelele?

It sounds a ridiculous question doesn't it based on the fact that Makelele had a tactical position on the pitch named after him but it's a question that deserves merit based on how good our summer signing has been.

It was revealed at the weekend that Kante has made the most tackles of anybody in the last three seasons of the Premier League and he has only been here for 18 months! We talked of the impact he had last season but just look at the impact he is having at Chelsea.

One thing that's important to point out here is the fact that they play in very different systems. Makelele sat at he base of our three-man midfield in Jose Mourinho's 4-3-3 formation. Kante started at Leicester in a flat 4-4-2 and now at Chelsea plays as part of two defensive midfielders as part of Antonio Conte's 3-4-3 formation.


Claude Makelele was all about being in the right place at the right time because he was not blessed with the pace of Kante. He could read a game fantastically well and could sniff out danger to put himself in the perfect position to make that tackle and win the ball back. He almost had a calmness about him, an authority that forced players to think differently when playing up against him.


N'Golo Kante is a different player and is your all-action, lung-busting midfielder that is prepared to cover every single blade of grass to win you the ball back or to simply close people down. His all action style worked fantastically well against Arsenal as you witnessed how many times he won us the ball back or got back and made a vital tackle. He doesn't play with the same authority as Makelele but he still gives our opponents a problem.

Kante has been speaking of our title chances and the opportunity he has to make it back-to-back titles and said:

“Every season is different - this season, there are a lot of competitors for the title and there is still a long way to go.

We can’t say we are close to the title, we just have to fight for every game.

It’s not finished and a lot of things can happen. It was an important week for us with Liverpool and Arsenal, we took four points out of six, and this was a good win for us.” - Source: The Mirror.

So what do you think of the question being asked here? Is N'Golo Kante better than Claude Makelele?

Twitter

Facebook

Google +

The Football Blog Network

Check out the UK's latest betting offers for upcoming Premier League matches at justbettingoffers.co.uk.
Find out our list of the best betting sites and compare their bonuses before signing up with a new bookie.
For all the best free bet promo codes head over to Betting Code
Get the best online free bets at Max Free Bets
For all the latest casino bonuses and slot reviews head to Choice Casinos
Head over to Bookies Bonus for reviews on the best online bookies
Grab a free bet to use this season with Free Bet Info
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit bestfreebets.org
Looking for the best offers on Football? Head to bookiesignupoffers.com
We recommend newbettingsites.uk when comparing for new betting sites for football
Chelsea fans, check out newbettingoffers.co.uk, the most comprehensive guide to all online betting offers on the web!
Check out our guide to the best Online Casino Ratings for the top casino sites and unique bonus offers
Betting on Chelsea? Compare the best betting sites at Findbettingsites.co.uk, which lists the top UK bookies.
Check out the best online casinos in India at luckydice.in
item