Watford’s Moussa Sissoko has named Chelsea star N’Golo Kante as the toughest opponent he’s faced in the Premier League. 

Sissoko, 32, is a current Watford midfielder who’s also played in England with Tottenham and Newcastle United.

He’s been a teammate of Kante in the French national team, however, he’s descried him as the toughest to play against in the Premier League.

“I will say Kante,” Sissoko responded when asked his toughest Premier League opponent.

“What he’s doing on the pitch, he’s a joke. For me, he’ll be one of the best midfielders in history. You sometimes think you’ve passed him, but you see him passing through you, and he’s quick.”

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King Kante

Kante has been terrorising oppositions since he moved to English football back in 2015. 

The central midfielder put his name on the map by inspiring Leicester City to a Premier League title, which has been followed up by five brilliant seasons as a Chelsea player. 


His freakish stamina and defensive work out of possession is well known. Also, his improvement on the ball has been noticeable during his Stamford Bridge career.

The 30-year-old’s showing no signs of slowing down yet, as he was pivotal for a Chelsea side that won the Champions League last season.

Real Madrid’s Casemiro recently hailed midfield counterpart Kante as “extraordinary”. Likewise, Glenn Hoddle called him “immense” last month.

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A Chelsea great

Kante already has a Blues legacy that he should be extremely proud of.

The midfield machine has definitely been one of the club’s finest players in the last decade and has won five trophies with them already.

However, he can move even further up the list of Chelsea’s greatest players if his trophy haul rises under current manager Thomas Tuchel.

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