N’Golo Kante has been playing a different role under new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri. Kante who is famed for his role in defensive midfield plays further up the pitch in Sarri’s system.
Kante plays in an advanced midfield role in Sarri-ball, and the Frenchman’s new position has stirred a lot of debate. Many feel that Sarri isn’t utilising Kante’s strengths playing him higher up in midfield, and pundits have told the Chelsea manager to return Kante to his defensive midfield role.
However, Kante has already scored twice this season – as much as he has scored in his previous two campaigns for Chelsea, and the 27-year-old has admitted that he’s hoping to add more goals to his game.
Kante was asked if he has any target for goals this season in an interview with the official Chelsea website, and he said: “No specific target, but I know in this position I have many chances and when I can get the opportunity to score I’m happy and I hope for more to come.
“I think the position doesn’t change everything. I know I have a bit of work to do in this position but I enjoy to play in this position. I can enjoy more of the offensive play and I am, but I know I have a little work to do and I can still improve.”
Kante also admitted that he’s enjoying his new role in midfield and is working hard to adapt to it.
“He wants us to play with enthusiasm, try and enjoy our football, and all the team are enjoying this idea of football,” he said.
“I think you can see it during the game, but we are playing very well and we try always to play and to find a solution by playing good football.”