Chelsea striker Diego Costa hails Kante: Just look at Leicester

The Blues are seven points clear of Tottenham and 12 points ahead of Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp's side having played a game more, but Kante insists that it isn't a foregone conclusion that Chelsea will prevail.

Kante is close to winning the Premier League once again, as he did with Leicester last season.

The industrious French midfielder has been tipped for Player of the Year, and he has revealed how he could have been tempted to move to the Emirates Stadium.

France coach Didier Deschamps believes midfielder N'Golo Kante is one of the best in the world.

Chelsea's hunt for the title has been going very strongly, but London rivals Spurs have now emerged as a serious challenger.

Le10 Sport also claim that the offer would also be considered as Kante isn't viewed as valuable as Eden Hazard.

The France global was in demand after an impressive first Premier League season with Leicester City, joining Chelsea in a reported £32million move in July a year ago.

"But it wasn't a success because they said things like 'we have more players like you in our teams and we didn't need you". I have been in two good teams.

"That is what I did when I missed this chance to go in the academies". He has scored 13 goals in the league this far this campaign and is just four behind club's top scorer Diego Costa. "He's a different-class player", Kante told Sky Sports.

The Belgium worldwide scored both goals for his side as they secured what could prove to be a valuable 2-1 win over Manchester City on Wednesday that keeps them seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.

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