LAURENT KOSCIELNY has paid tribute to Chelsea star and French team-mate N’Golo Kante.
The Arsenal defender is currently with Kante on international duty ahead of France’s game with Luxembourg on Saturday.
The midfielder joined Chelsea in the summer of 2016 from champions Leicester and is set to win the title for the second successive season.
And Koscielny knows first hand of the 25-year-old’s abilities and thinks there is no better in England at the moment.
“For me he is the best player of the championship,” Koscielny said at a news conference.
“He had the aptitude to adapt in his new club, he had a difficult first month but since the loss to Arsenal, he has progressed enormously.
“When you have a player like that in midfield, who gets a lot of balls back…
“He knows what he can and cannot do.
“He harasses his opponents and gives the ball to his offensive players.”