The box-to-box midfielder was signed by the Blues in 2016 after he helped steer Leicester to their first Premier League title.
“He is the ultimate team player. He can close a game down but also pass the ball.
“For me, Kante was the main reason Leicester won the title in 2016 and one of the key reasons Chelsea won it last season.
“Atletico tried to drag him out of position but Kante is very shrewd.
“He knows what he has to do and is always in the right place for the team.”