FORMER CHELSEA STRIKER SENDS KANTE WARNING TO MAURIZIO SARRI

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Maurizio Sarri’s insistence on playing N’Golo Kante in a more advanced midfield position is generating a lot of arguments especially after Chelsea’s loss to Tottenham on Saturday.

Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has warned Sarri that Kante may look to leave Chelsea if he continues to be played out of position.

Kante signed a new £290,000 five-year contract recently but Cascarino believes the midfielder may look to leave Stamford Bridge regardless of his new deal if he continues to be overlooked for what is clearly his best position on the pitch.

On Wednesday, Sarri explained Kante is not technically good enough to play as the deepest central midfielder.

“I don’t think Sarri’s comments about Kante being more technical were too much to be concerned about,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.

“I think the bigger issue with Kante is they have given him a new contract because they know so many clubs are sniffing around him, but he’s being played out of position.

“You feel he’s wasted.

“I think certainly PSG would be in for him as well as other clubs, and why wouldn’t they? He’s the best at his position in the world, without a doubt, for me.

“That’s why he signed a new deal, but I don’t believe it will be enough to keep him there if Kante plays in that position all season.

“I think by the end of the season he might have had enough, knowing he’s a far better player in the positions he is more accustomed to.”

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