Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is confident about his deployment of N’Golo Kante further up the field.
The French midfielder has been a revelation to the Premier League since his arrival to England and recently added a new feather to his cap by conquering the 2018 FIFA World Cup. However, Kante has always been deployed in a defensive midfield role where he has snuffed out opposition attacks before they reached the final third.
In Sarri’s new style of play at Chelsea, the French midfield ace is playing further up on the right of a midfield three. Probably Kante is slowly adjusting to the new role but he has made some mistakes, the significant ones coming in the 3-1 humiliation at the hands of Tottenham at Wembley.
However, Sarri still believes that Kante is better playing up rather than at the base of the midfield in his style of play.
“We have a squad for this kind of football,” said Sarri ahead of the trip to Brighton on Sunday.
“If you buy Jorginho and have [Cesc] Fabregas, then I think you have to play 4-3-3.
“If you play 4-3-3 in my style of football, then the central midfielder is a very technical player. Jorginho is very fast in the mind.
“He is able to play one touch or two touch. Fabregas also is technically really very good.
“I think that Kante in my style of football has to play [further forward].
“I can understand that somebody might think something different but if you think to my football, you have to say that I am right.”
Let’s hope we get to see the best of N’Golo sooner rather than later.