Lampard Reveals Kante’s Role In His Formation

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N’Golo Kante didn’t start in Chelsea’s opening Premier League game of the season as the Blues were beaten 4-0 by a rampant counterattacking Manchester United side.

However, Kante returned to the starting lineup and bossed the midfield in the Super Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool.

A lot has been said about N’Golo Kante’s best position since Maurizio Sarri decided to use the Frenchman in a more offensive midfield role.

Kante is known for his defensive qualities but has now improved offensively, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard doesn’t see the hard working midfielder as a defensive midfielder alone, but allows him to be a box to box midfielder.

“The important thing for all my midfield is that we have a flexibility and nobody is pinned down to an absolute structure,” Lampard said at his press conference this afternoon ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Leicester City on Sunday.

“We saw elements of that against Liverpool, where the players had the freedom to use their attributes.

“The idea he wins the ball as well as anyone in world football doesn’t mean he has to sit in front of the back four. He has too much in his game: driving forward with the ball, leaving midfield areas and winning the ball back high up the pitch.”

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