Furious Chelsea Boss Maurizio Sarri Lays Into N'Golo Kante


Maurizio Sarri has said he will not reconsider N'Golo Kante's position in Chelsea's midfield but criticised the France worldwide for losing his discipline in Saturday's 3-1 defeat by Tottenham.

French World Cup victor Kante won two Premier League titles, with Leicester and Chelsea, playing in central midfield, but has been deployed out of position on the right to accommodate Italy playmaker Jorginho.

"I want to play a central midfielder who is a very technical player, so for me, the central midfielder is Jorginho or (Cesc) Fabregas".

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is disappointed with his players following their 3-1 defeat to rivals Tottenham Hotspur in last Saturday's Premier League clash.

The result saw Chelsea drop to fourth in the standings and Sarri criticised 27-year-old Kante's performance.

"Maybe it's only a question of time", Sarri added about Kante adapting to his new position. "I don't think we've seen the best of him in this role but I do think he can become like a Michael Essien, who can be fantastic in that role but also going forward, using his energy as a box-to-box midfielder".

And Sarri is keen to see the Blues bounce back, after claiming they played Spurs "without determination". I talk to them player by player.

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"When he is on the left he has to stay very close to Jorginho".

Heading into the game, Sarri said: "I want to find space for him". I have a meeting of five or 10 minutes with the individuals.

Chelsea turn their attention to the Europa League on Thursday, knowing that a point against PAOK at home will secure top spot in Group L. We lost the match after three months and a half, we have to understand why and from the mental approach.

"When he plays deeper, I see a world class midfield player".

Kepa let in three goals last weekend but was still Chelsea's best player.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri speaks during a press conference at Cobham Training Centre, Stoke D'Abernon, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.

"But I don't think we have to look ahead".