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In the absence of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho have formed a good partnership in midfield as the Chelsea duo have contributed to the winning streak of the team in the Premier League.
Kante was fit to play the game against Crystal Palace, while Jorginho was suspended for that clash as Frank Lampard paired Kante and Kovacic in the double pivot role.
Everyone is wondering how Lampard will line up his midfield against City now that Kante, Kovacic and Jorginho are all fit and available.
Lampard was asked in his press conference about his plans for the midfield now that N’Golo Kante is back and Jorginho returns from suspension.
The Chelsea boss failed to give a direct answer to the question as he revealed that he has enough strength in midfield and that there will be rotation of players.
He responded: “I want it to be a positive issue because we also have [Mateo] Kovacic and many people in recent games have looked at him as one of our outstanding performers. We have Mason Mount, Ross Barkley and Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] coming back but in terms of people who are fit and playing regularly at the moment, it’s great for me.
“Something I think we’ve done well as the season has gone on is have rotation and fluidity in our game in midfield and not pinning people down so they’re stuck in certain positions.
“I hope that can carry on and it can bring the best out of all the midfield players because all of them can apply different roles of a midfield player – they can all be the deeper player, they can all be higher up, they all have energy to get around the pitch so I think we can use them all collectively.”