Following Chelsea’s 3-1 loss to Tottenham, many pundits questioned Maurizio Sarri’s insistence on playing N’Golo Kante in a more advanced midfield position.
Jorginho was awful against Spurs high-pressing team, and he left the defence exposed in what was his worst game of the season for Chelsea.
Sarri revealed afterwards that Kante isn’t technically good enough to play as the deepest central midfielder and insisted that he will continue to use the France international as an advanced midfielder.
Kante impressed in our 2-0 win over Fulham, and provided the assist for Pedro’s goal after four minutes. The 27-year-old stole the ball in midfield and surged on to assist Pedro for his goal.
Sarri hailed Kante’s performance after the game and admitted that Kante has to work on being close to Jorginho because of the midfielder’s lapses.
Sarri said: “Today, better [positioning], I think. When the ball was on the other side of the pitch, better.
“I remember only one mistake in the first half. With the ball on the other side, he has to stay very close to Jorginho.
“Otherwise it’s a big problem for us.
“Jorginho can cut out passes from the opposition, but he’s not very strong at closing the open spaces.”