SHEARER TELLS SARRI: JORGINHO IS NOT IN THE SAME CLASS AS KANTE

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Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has urged Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri to play N’Golo Kante in the holding midfield position ahead of Jorginho.

According to Shearer, playing Jorginho in the holding midfield role leaves Chelsea’s defence exposed.

Shearer insists Kante is the best defensive midfielder in the world and Jorginho isn’t anywhere near the standard of Kante.

Shearer told The Sun: “Why Maurizio Sarri is not playing N’Golo Kante in front of his back four baffles me.

“Without the little French dynamo in that hole, tidying up, tracking runners, it leaves the Chelsea central defenders David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger massively exposed — as Spurs showed to such devastating effect on Saturday night.

“Leicester City won the league with Wes Morgan and Robert Huth as their centre-half pairing. Decent defenders but neither are particularly quick.

“But their deficiencies were expertly covered up by Kante — the best defensive midfielder in the world bar none. Jorginho is not in the same class.

“Kante is wasted playing where he did against Spurs, higher up the park and to the right. He is not an attacking midfielder.

“I know Sarri worked with Jorginho at Napoli and trusts him in that holding position but he had a poor night at Wembley.”

The defeat to Tottenham leaves the Blues fourth in the Premier League, seven points behind leaders Manchester City.

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