Eden Hazard believes N’Golo Kante needs to be given more time to adapt in his new role.
The French midfielder has been given a more advanced role since Maurizio Sarri took over the charge. Sarri brought in Jorginho alongside him from Napoli at the start of this season and has used the midfielder in the deep lying role.
Jorginho has been caught out off late in the last few matches but Sarri has ruled out all suggestions to reinstate Kante to his natural role. The former Leicester City holding midfielder has struggled to hit the chord sometimes but the player has been quite regular in the starting lineup this time.
With the top four race getting more intense Chelsea could add a bit more twist if they snatch a point from Manchester City when they visit the defending champions on Sunday.
Hazard said, “N’Golo’s a clever guy, one of the best in his position, maybe the best in the world. N’Golo now plays six months in the different position.
“He needs to adapt. When we win, everyone will say, ‘Yes, he plays in his [best] position, and if we lose everyone will say, ‘No, he needs to go a bit behind’. Depends only on the result.”