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Kante VS Makelele: Comparing Chelsea’s best defensive midfielders

N'Golo Kante and Claude Makelele

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Chelsea have had an incredible history and throughout the years many talented players had their mark at the Stamford Bridge. Claude Makelele has been one of the best defensive midfielders in Chelsea and his ability to read the game, defend and tackle was outstanding. N’Golo Kante, who currently plays for the Blues, is possibly the best defensive midfielder in the world at the moment. Both Makelele and Kante will go down to history as the best defensive midfielders at Chelsea and now let’s compare the Blues’ playmakers based on the stats, per Transfermarkt.

Makelele moved to Chelsea in 2003 from Real Madrid, for €20 million and spent nearly 5 years there. During this time he made 217 appearances for the Blues, scored twice and provided six assists. With Chelsea Makelele won two Premier League titles, a FA Cup, two EFL Cup and an English Super Cup.

Kane joined the Blues back in 2016 from Leicester City for €35.8 million. He has become one of the most essential players at the Stamford Bridge since his arrival. The 29-year-old has featured in 164 matches for Chelsea, having scored 11 goals and assisted 7 times. With the West Londoners, Kante has won a Premier League title, a FA Cup and an Europa League trophy.

Both midfielders are beloved by the Chelsea faithful and as Kante is still at the club, he will have time to break new records and win a number of trophies.

So now, pick your favourite!