O'Hara supports speculation that Chelsea are willing to sell Kante and bring their former junior Rice back to the club from West Ham.
“Is he an upgrade on Kante? 100 per cent.
“He is not the finished article but what you've got is the potential – he is 21 years of age, he is already playing for England and he is arguably the best defensive midfielder England have got right now.
“Alright, he has not done what N'Golo Kante has done but, in my mind, he is going to be a better player.
“He gives more to the team in terms of the way Chelsea want to play, he receives it on the half turn and wants to play it forward.