Kante is regarded as one of the world's best midfielders and still regularly starts for the Blues.
Vieira, meanwhile, made his name with the Gunners and captained them during their most successful period in the Premier League era.
It has seen Frank Khalid ask the burning question on social media, which of two Frenchman do you prefer? Be warned, the stats below for Vieira aren't accurate due to Opta not recording stats until 2003.
Defensive midfielder comparison. Patrick Vierra v Ngolo Kante, for me there is only one winner!!! Ngolo Kante :blue_heart: pic.twitter.com/TrPHeBOUa0- Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) September 16, 2021
Khalid is a Chelsea fan and kicks off the debate with: "Defensive midfielder comparison. Patrick Vierra [sic] v N'Golo Kante, for me there is only one winner!!! N'Golo Kante."
The 30-year-old won a Premier League with Leicester City and one with Chelsea, as well as the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup.
Vieira never won a European trophy, but he did claim three Premier League titles as well as four FA Cups with Arsenal in addition to one with Manchester City.
He has a clear height advantage over Kante and is arguably a better all-round player.
Some believe Kante's tenacity pushes him above Vieira however, managing to be full of energy in the world's most physically demanding league.
It's safe to say there isn't a clear right or wrong answer but it hasn't stopped Twitter arguing.
I know who I'd rather have and it's certainly not Kante https://t.co/L6xrzlTyL4- MBE:flag_jm::flag_jm::flag_black: (@Abillz_x17) September 17, 2021
Vieira is 100000x better than Kante.- Le Cerveau (@Le_Cerveau10) September 16, 2021
Just as good defensively (if not better) and lightyears ahead offensively. https://t.co/ggkRHmpN03
Good thing Vieira was not only the superior player. But also a box to box midfielder.- Patron (@afcpatron) September 16, 2021
Kante is great but Vieira was at the top for a decade. Wenger selling him was arguably his biggest mistake.- Uzzi (@UzziMajid) September 16, 2021
Kante is arguably the best ever in the prem, absolute baller!- Bar (@csgo_bar) September 16, 2021
Who do you think is the better player, N'Golo Kante or Patrick Vieira?
Let us know in the comments.
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