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N'Golo Kante Names His Toughest Premier League Opponent

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.

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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.


Kante
Kante

The Frenchman has quickly become one of the most effective midfielders in the Premier League since signing for Leicester City in 2015. Images: PA

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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
Wanyama


Dembele
Dembele

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.

(H/T Metro)

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Mousa Dembele, Chelsea FC, Victor Wanyama, Premier League, N'Golo Kante

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.

 

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