Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists he is right over his positioning of Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.
Kante has been shifted to accommodate Jorginho in midfield with Sarri playing Kante further up the pitch.
According to Sarri, his style of football cannot work with the Frenchman at the base of Chelsea’s midfield.
Kante won league titles with Leicester City and Chelsea and also a World Cup with France playing as a defensive midfielder. Kante is seen by many as the best defensive midfielder in the world.
Jorginho’s lack of mobility was painfully exposed in last month’s 3-1 defeat at Tottenham but Jorginho was better protected by his fellow midfielders, with Kante scoring Chelsea’s first goal.
Ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Brighton later today, Sarri insists playing Jorginho as his deepest midfielder is a non-negotiable part of his quick passing Sarri-ball.
“If you buy Jorginho and have Cesc Fabregas, then I think you have to play 4-3-3. If you play 4-3-3 in my style of football, then the central midfielder is a very technical player,” Sarri said.
“Jorginho is very fast in the mind. He is able to play one touch or two touch.”
Sarri added: “I think Kante in my style of football has to play (where I have him).
“I can understand somebody might think differently but if you think to my football you have to say I’m right.”