The 28-year-old anchored Leicester’s midfield throughout their 2015/16 title-winning marketing campaign and did the identical upon transferring to Chelsea a yr later having been signed by Antonio Conte.
Kante additionally performed a key position in France’s 2018 World Cup success however was deployed in a extra attacking position beneath Maurizio Sarri final season following the arrival of Jorginho.
Lampard’s aspect has flourished in latest weeks, regardless of the absence of Kante who has been restricted to simply six appearances this time period, with Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic exhibiting speedy indicators of progress after troublesome maiden campaigns in England.
Kante was an unused substitute in midweek as Chelsea drew 4-4 with Ajax however Lampard insists when he returns to the beginning XI it will not be in his customary place.
‘The idea of N’Golo Kante once they say he is one of the best defensive midfielder on the planet, I don’t suppose that’s the complete story,’ mentioned Lampard forward of tomorrow’s match in opposition to Crystal Palace.
‘I don’t suppose it was proper to say that even at Leicester. He will get all over the pitch. He can provide you extra.’
Ruben Loftus-Cheek may also supply Lampard a special midfield different as soon as he returns from harm however Lampard is unwilling to place a date on the England worldwide’s return but.
‘It is a long road, it is going to be a while,’ he added. ‘I feel for him, he might say next week or month, but it might not be the case.’
Victory over the Eagles would characterize Chelsea’s sixth in a row within the Premier League, a run of type which gained Lampard his first supervisor of the month award.
‘I’m proud, actually respect it,’ he added. ‘Really good award to win. Against an excellent competitors, I respect the opposite managers. I respect that.
‘It’s a very good time to thank the folks at this membership, there are folks behind the scenes, my employees and the gamers.’