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Opinion: 3 players that Chelsea could sign as N'Golo Kanté's replacement

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Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kanté is deserving of all the praises he gets from the media and fans at large, he isn't just hyped to be one of the Ballon d'Or favorites but he is worth to be mentioned in that category.

The 30-year-old has stamped his mark in the world of football and he will be renowned for his tireless and combative nature of winning possession back from the opposition. He has worked under different managers, and they have all contributed to making him what he is today.

The France international star has improved his all-around play as he doesn't just sit ahead of the defenders but joins in pushing the attack with his pace and energy.

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He has won the premier league title, UEFA champions league, and the world cup among other trophies.

However, a trophy-laden career must surely come to an end, and I want to highlight some players who I felt could replace Kanté Chelsea.

(1) Franck Kessie

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AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie is a possible Kanté replacement, with a report already linked him with a move to Stamford Bridge.

The 24-year-old is currently representing Ivory Coast at the Olympics in Tokyo. The combative midfielder has the quality to succeed in west London, his passing ability makes him have a slight edge over Kanté but he still needs to learn to be at Kanté's level in other areas.

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(2) Tanguy Ndombele

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is another option Chelsea could consider as Kante's long-term replacement.

The Frenchman is also known for his work rate, he has a huge body that makes it hard for the opposition to pass him.

The 24-year-old could be available for less than €65m.

(3) Wilfred Ndidi

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Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi is another name that could come to the mind of Chelsea bosses when they decide to sign a replacement for N'Golo Kanté.

Ndidi has the technical ability to decipher dangerous play from the opposition, and his timely intervention ensures he takes back possession from the opposition. He is also known for his long-range shots which would be an added advantage to Chelsea.

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