The £32million summer signing had a hand in Chelsea's opener in the 1-1 draw at Turf Moor, starting the counter attack that resulted in Pedro's first-half strike.
Moments before he set up Eden Hazard for a glorious chance but the Belgian's effort was straight at Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
N'Golo Kante was key for Chelsea against Burnley
Burnley 1-1 Chelsea: 10 key statistics from the match
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Express Sport brings you 10 key statistics from Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Burnley at Turf Moor
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Express Sport brings you 10 key statistics from Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Burnley
And Crooks believes the former Leicester star was key in breaking down Burnley's attacks in the second half, claiming Chelsea would have lost without him.
"It was N'Golo Kante – also known as 'the silent force' – who gave Eden Hazard the first clear chance of the game against Burnley," Crooks told BBC Sport.
"And [he was] also the man who started the counter attack that resulted in Pedro's opener for Chelsea.
Garth Crooks hails Chelsea's N'Golo Kante
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"Basically, Kante continues to provide the Blues with the steel required to repel any threat to their title challenge.
"For periods in the second half Burnley became that challenge and it took all of Kante's ingenious play to keep the Clarets at bay.
"As a consequence, Chelsea gained a point they might have otherwise lost and in doing so retained the momentum and increased their lead at the top of the table."