Claude Makelele urged Kante to be more vocal with his teammates.
The former Chelsea midfielder believes Kante needs to do more to help the team offensively.
Kante was voted Man of the Match for his impressive performance in the goalless draw against Manchester United on Sunday.
He took Bruno Fernandes out of the game and made several crucial tackles and interceptions in that game.
But Makelele believes his fellow countryman needs to work on the only weakness he possesses.
“For me, I expect more from N’Golo Kante because he can be better than me. He needs more communication with his defenders,” Makelele told Chelsea’s Matchday Live show.
“You want him to have more responsibility, more power to say: ‘I’m here. You do this behind me and I’ll do this in front of you’. He can have leadership in this team. I know Kante is shy, never talks, he just wants to do his job. But I think he can do more.
“He can help more the offensive players to do their job in a good way. He should be the security in front of the defenders.”