The Frenchman is on course for back to back Premier League titles this season having played a part in Leicester’s fairytale triumph last season.
Slotting into the centre of Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 formation this term, Kante has been one of the standout performers.
He is currently the favourite to land the PFA Player of the Year award at the end of the campaign.
Kante is known for his hard-working attitude and non-stop running in the middle of the park but he also plays the game with a smile on his face.
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And Drogba believes that aspect of his game plays into Kante’s hands when it comes to trying to avoid going into the referee’s book.
“It’s amazing to see him play. He reminds me of [former Chelsea midfielder Claude] Makelele,” Drogba told the Mirror.
“You look at him and it’s like he hasn’t run at all during the game because he’s never tired.
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“When he makes fouls, he smiles at you and you can’t even give him a yellow card. He’s really smart.
“The team looks really good.”
Drogba, who won four Premier League titles with the Blues, has recently joined American side Phoenix Rising as a player and co-owner.