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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard hails N'Golo Kante as more than just the best defensive midfielder in the world: 'I don't think that's the full story' N'Golo Kante is set to start for Chelsea against Crystal Palace on Saturday  It will be the ever-reliable Frenchman's first appearance since early October  Frank Lampard claims Kante is much more than just a defensive midfielder   On Friday, Lampard claimed the Manager of the Month award for October 

By Kieran Gill for MailOnline

Published: 15:04 GMT, 8 November 2019 | Updated: 12:31 GMT, 9 November 2019

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says it is wrong to bracket N'Golo Kante as the best defensive midfielder in the world, because he is so much more than that.

Kante is set to start against Crystal Palace in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off with Jorginho suspended, and it will be the Frenchman's first appearance since early October.

Lampard spoke highly of the 28-year-old on Friday, saying: 'People talk about him very casually as the best defensive midfielder in the world but I don't think that's the full story.

N'Golo Kante is set to start for Chelsea vs Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday

N'Golo Kante is set to start for Chelsea vs Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been singing the praises of the ever-reliable Frenchman

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been singing

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