N’Golo Kanté is a prototype. Many believe him as the first of a new breed of multidimensional players who will eventually replace the midfielders who are only good at doing a certain kind of job.
The claim might be a bit overstretched but the diminutive French player’s impact since arriving in England as pretty much an unknown quantity is nothing short of remarkable. He was instrumental in Leicester City’s shock title triumph last season, and his departure has coincided with the Foxes' slump down to a relegation dog fight.
Meanwhile, at Chelsea, Kante’s arrival was marked by a significant improvement in both their defensive and attacking numbers.
Here’s a brilliant video analysis of Kante’s impact on Chelsea and how much his departure influenced Leicester’s downfall this season.