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The 30-year-old French midfielder was instrumental in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph last season.
Kante made 13 appearances for Chelsea in Europe’s top-tier club competition and scored four times and assisted once en route to the final in Portugal.
The France international helped Chelsea keep nine clean sheets and won four Player of the Match awards in the Champions League.
Kante’s exploits last season have put him alongside Jorginho and Lionel Messi as potential challengers for the 2021 Ballon d'Or award.
FourFourTwo placed the 2018 World Cup winner seventh in its rankings, saying he is the “best ball-winner” in football.
The publication added that Kante is a “workhorse” and “underrated in terms of what he can do on the ball.”
The former Leicester City midfielder ranked ahead of Marcos Llorente, Leon Goretzka and Ilkay Gundogan.
Jorginho, on the other hand, beat the likes of Kante and Manchester United star Paul Pogba to be named the third best midfielder in world football.
The 29-year-old Italian midfielder added to his Champions League success by lifting the UEFA Super Cup with Chelsea and Euro 2020 title with Italy in the summer.
FourFourTwo described Jorginho as a “sensational” footballer and a “coach's dream” after his excellent run of form for club and country.
Posted below are the top 10 central midfielders in world football right now, according to FourFourTwo.
10. Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid)
9. Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich)
8. Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City)
7. N'Golo Kante (Chelsea)
6. Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
5. Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain)
4. Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
3. Jorginho (Chelsea)
2. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
1. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
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