Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has dismissed talks about N’Golo Kante’s position which has stirred up a lot of criticisms.
The Chelsea manager has been criticised for playing Kante in a more advanced midfield position, and the criticisms have been intense in recent weeks due to Chelsea’s drop in form.
Sarri tends to feature Jorginho in the defensive midfield position, with the Italian playing as a deep line playmaker, while Kante plays on the right side of midfield.
Kante is known as the best defensive midfielder in the world, and critics argue that the World Cup winner is being played out of position.
Jorginho was badly exposed in the 3-1 defeat to Tottenham, and there have been calls for Kante to return to his normal position which has seen him earn rave reviews for the past three years.
However, Sarri himself has insisted that the talks are coming because of Chelsea’s bad results, adding that his tactics were hailed by all when the results were flowing.
“The problem is only the results,” Sarri said in his pre-match press conference.
“When we won, N’Golo was good, at this moment we are not winning so it is normal ‘some players are playing badly, in bad positions’.”
Chelsea will host in-form Manchester City on Saturday, and many are wondering how the Chelsea manager will utilise Kante in this game.