Chelsea are enjoying a perfect start to the season, with five wins in five Premier League games so far, as Maurizio Sarri has brought his Sarri-ball to Stamford Bridge.
Sarri’s system has seen Chelsea ‘destroyer’ N’Golo Kante play a more advanced midfield role rather than his usual defensive midfield position.
Many pundits have urged Sarri to drop Kante back to his deep midfield role, but it seems Kante’s position as a more offensive midfielder is permanent.
And on playing with a license to drive further forward, Kante has revealed that he likes it.
He told Chelsea’s official website: “Yes, I enjoy it.
“It’s a new system and I enjoy being in this position, to get into the box and to get back and defend sometimes as well.
“It depends on the game but I enjoy the position. Sometimes you need to keep the balance and to get back and stay with the opposing midfielder. It’s one thing to move forward but it depends on the situation.
“This is my fourth season in the Premier League and in the last three I scored once in the league. I’ve already scored once this season and I think I will be further forward.
“I’ve already had many chances and I need to understand that in this position sometimes you have to score to make the difference for the team. I need to be ready for that but I don’t have a target.
“If I don’t score any more and the team keep winning, and I can help the team, then I will be happy. But when I have a chance I would like to score, of course.”