N'Golo Kante vs Joshua Kimmich and other rivalries in football

N'Golo Kante is considered to be one of the world's best midfielders. Know everything about the French footballer and his rivals.

File photo - N'Golo Kante poses with his man of the match trophy. (Image: Twitter/@ChampionsLeague)
By Srushti Palkar | May 12, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

N’Golo Kante is often known for his excellent ball-winning abilities, intelligence, playmaking skills and passing abilities. Kante made his professional debut with Ligue 2 club called Boulogne in 2012. After that, he joined Caen before joining Leicester City in the summer of 2015. The following year he joined Chelsea and since then he has become the heart of the club. For France, he made his debut in 2016 and has been a regular since then. N’Golo Kante is praised for his work rate and defensive attributes making him one of the world’s best midfielders currently.

Career Achievements

Kante has added several accolades to his collection. He was an integral part of Leicester City’s Premier League victory. With Chelsea too, he won the English league title. Along with that he even won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year, the FWA Footballer of the Year, and the UEFA Men’s Midfielder of the year awards. He as well won an FA Cup, the UEFA Europa League, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup. At the international level, he was named the French Player of the Year in 2017. An year later, he was a key member of the 2018 FIFA World Cup-winning squad.

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N’Golo Kante vs Joshua Kimmich

Kante with his defensive and playmaking skills has been renowned as the backbone of the Chelsea football team. Joshua Kimmich on the other hand is well-lauded as a young and versatile player. Both, Kante and Kimmich have been exceptional when they play for their team. For the last few years, they have also shone in the limelight for their amazing and consistent performances throughout the season. And hence, it is rather difficult to take sides of one of the two.

N’Golo Kante vs Thiago Alcantara 

No doubt Kante is an excellent midfielder. His relentless energy, efficient passing, and ability to read the game, tackle, and counterattack have been of great effect to Chelsea. Meanwhile, Thiago Alcantara is also deemed as one of the finest midfielders in Jurgen Klopp’s squad. His vision, dribbling, and control have allowed him to operate efficiently in the midfield. However, he doesn’t have that strong physique like Kante. He as well as is not so strong defensively. Therefore, few of these merits make Kante a better player than Thiago at the moment.

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N’Golo Kante vs Jorginho

The comparison between Kante and Jorginho shouldn’t even be a topic of discussion. Regardless of their individual skillset, both have been an exceptional aid in shielding Chelsea’s midfield from the opposition’s danger. Kante and Jorginho have even showcased their brilliance on a number of occasions. However, it can’t be argued to decide who comes out on top especially when both are players subjected to do something great.

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