Stats show that Chelsea have lost more games with Kante on the pitch. What could be the problem?

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is widely regarded as the best defensive midfielder and box to box midfielder in the whole world, but it seems that his inclusion in the Chelsea team this season has done more hurt than good to the Blues performances.

Kante is unarguably Chelsea’s best player and he’s by far the highest paid player at the club. However, injury hasn’t been on his side since last season. He was forced to play through injury as he took pain killer ahead of the Europa League final against Arsenal last season and also played an important role for France in the World Cup last summer. Subsequently, Kante missed pre-season with Frank Lampard and has been battling injury ever since.

In Kante’s absence at some point this season, Chelsea midfielders Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic formed an effective partnership in the middle of the park and Chelsea easily defeated teams at the time going on a run of six straight victories – the best run under Frank Lampard.

When Kante is fit, he’s the first name on the sheet, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has struggled to know his best midfield trio to partner with Kante.

Stats however show that Kante’s inclusion has brought more harm than good to Chelsea.

Chelsea have only won 33.3 per cent of their league games with Kante in the team and 87.5% without him. In all competitions it gets slightly better but they have still won only 36.8% with him and a surprising 71.4% without him.

What really could be the problem of having Kante in the team, when he’s definitely the team’s best player?

Share your thoughts.

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5 Comments on "Stats show that Chelsea have lost more games with Kante on the pitch. What could be the problem?"

  1. Paul Kelvin | January 21, 2020 at 2:39 pm |

    It is because Lampard refused to use him on his normal position. (4) Defensive midfielder.

  2. Paul Kelvin | January 21, 2020 at 2:41 pm |

    It is because Lampard refused to use him on his normal position. (4) Defensive midfielder.

    Stop playing him as 8

  3. Enock simon chavula | January 21, 2020 at 3:28 pm |

    Put kante in the right pusition to judge him well.he is not a problem for Chelsea.all the players are a problem. Their not scoring goals. All we need are goals.look at Liverpool.

  4. Without kovisic chelsea midfilder can not work bes we know knate is world class but at the moment kovisic is more important any other mf

  5. Adinkrah George Bismark | January 22, 2020 at 12:54 pm |

    I don’t know why a section of chelsea or English media want to always discredit this hard working , discipline and humble player Kante. Some of us the fans of our lovely club want to make it clear that Kant is the best midfielder we have at chelsea at moment. He is faster that Jorginho at that position. He win all the 50-50 balls than Jorginho. Why do you take him out of the game because he slips.Just look at the second goal Arsenal scored. Jorginho turn his back when the Arsenal player was going to take a shot at that vital area. Kante wouldn’t have done that. Lampard should put Kante at his right position and stop the nonsense. This statistic is stupid one. It just an agenda to frustrate Kante. Yea if you don’t like him let him go to where he would be given his right position and his contribution can be recognized.In the first place Lampard was lucky to have gotten this job because of our transfer ban at that time.Because no coach was willing to come since he cannot come with his players of his choice because of the ban. Frank was not ready but we have no choice.As much as we the fans are ready to support him he should also look at his team selections. We should also allow someone to challenge Kepa he is becoming very complacent. Some of the goals he concede these days are bad.

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