N'Golo Kante Names His Toughest Premier League Opponent
Ask any Premier League midfielder who the toughest opponent they've faced over the past two seasons has been, and there's a good chance the majority of them will tell you that it's N'Golo Kante.
The Frenchman has taken the English top flight by storm since arriving at Leicester City, two years ago.
The former Caen man helped inspire Claudio Ranieri's Foxes to a historic first ever Premier League title before signing for Chelsea in a £30 million deal and then repeating the trick, last season. The 26-year-old also added the PFA Player Of The Year and Football Writers Player of The Year honours to his own personal trophy cabinet as well, for good measure.
The Frenchman has quickly become one of the most effective midfielders in the Premier League since signing for Leicester City in 2015. Images: PA
But who is the toughest opponent Kante has come up against since he arrived in England?
Talking to Chelsea's official website, the two time Premier League champion revealed that Tottenham pair Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele gave him the most trouble during the 2016/17 campaign.
In fact, Kante named Spurs as the best team Antonio Conte's Premier League champions came up against, full stop.
"I would say Tottenham.
"We had two very tight games against them in the Premier League.
"They're a very good team and in midfield Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele are so strong."
Wanyama and Dembele are the duo who have given Kante the most problems during his time in the Premier League. Images: PA
Kante has missed just four Premier League games in the two seasons he's been in England and with Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko likely to be joining him in Chelsea's midfield next season, it will be hard to bet against Antonio Conte's men keeping the Premier League title at Stamford Bridge for another year.
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