Burnley defender Joey Barton believes Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is overrated because he isn’t a creator and hasn’t yet played in the Champions League.

“At the moment, in England, people only swear by N’Golo Kante. It’s the fashion,” Barton told French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche.

“For pundits, he’s the best midfielder in the world. Oh! He’s very good, but I played against him three weeks ago, and that’s not the case.

“He’s a fantastic destroyer in a phenomenal team, but not a creator.”

Kante had the chance to play in the Champions League this season with Leicester, but decided to join Chelsea last summer despite the fact the Blues would not be in Europe’s elite competition this term.

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