Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has blamed Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri for the third goal Chelsea conceded in our 3-1 loss to Tottenham on Saturday.
Ferdinand blames the use of N’Golo Kante in a more advanced role for Chelsea’s failure to stop Tottenham’s third goal as he believes Kante would have stopped Son Heung-min if Sarri had used him as a holding midfielder.
“Is Kante best suited in the holding role? You come back to that argument,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport.
“Sometimes you go away in the Premier League and if Kante was out wide in that position with Son, Son’s going into touch, or Kante’s coming away with the ball.”
Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole agreed Sarri should consider playing Kante in his more natural holding midfield role especially when Chelsea are playing away from home.
“Chelsea wanted to come and play their flowing football, Kante in that position [holding midfield] covers the ground, he sees out Son and Chelsea are still in the game then,” Cole said.
“And can you imagine what it would have been like if Giroud had scored that goal to make it 2-1?
“I think Sarri would have learnt a lot from that and that Kante away from home in these type of games is ideal.”