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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been slammed for comments he made about N’Golo Kante this week.

Following Chelsea’s loss to Tottenham on Saturday, many pundits questioned Sarri’s insistence on playing Kante in a more advanced midfield position.

Sarri revealed this week that Kante isn’t technically good enough to play as the deepest central midfielder.

Dean Saunders believes Sarri is wrong about Kante.

“He’s wrong, he’s totally wrong what he’s saying,” Saunders told talkSPORT.

“Kante is the best player in his position in the world. He sees danger and he thinks like a defender.

“Think about it; Danny Drinkwater got in the England squad because he’s playing alongside him.

“Paul Pogba wins the World Cup and looks like a player… look who’s playing alongside him. David Luiz looked like a centre-half last season, looks who’s in front of him and protecting him.

“He is the best player of his type in the world – he’s like having two players on the pitch.

“It’s that wrong that if I hadn’t have heard the interview, if it was in print, I would have thought he’d been stitched up – there’s no way he’s said all that.

“But we’ve just heard it!

“I can’t believe he’s said that in public.

“He’s hammered him.”

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