Kante was named "N'Golinho" by his teammates with the Blues, whom he signed for in 2016, when all three players were at the Premier League club together.
"He's seen as a defensive midfielder who makes all these tackles and recoveries and it's fantastic, but sometimes we wouldn't see him lose the ball.
"He can run with the ball, break lines and dribble, and sometimes, just because it's him, we don't appreciate these things.
"So that's maybe why we started to call him N'Golinho. He's one of the most complete midfielders in the world, for sure."