Nemanja Matic believes new Chelsea signing N’Golo Kante is better than club legend Claude Makelele.
“He is very important for us, especially in that position,” Matic said ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Swansea tomorrow, Sunday.
“You have to give balance to the team and he knows how he needs to do that job. He is very important for us.
“Many people say that he is the new Makelele, but I don’t think so. Makelele was a great player and we all respect him, me especially because I know that position and how it is difficult to play.
“But I think that N’Golo is better than him. He is doing his defensive job very well and with the ball he has some extra quality.”