Former Blue blasts Lampard for not getting the best out of Kante

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante used to be hailed for being the best defensive midfielder in the world after winning back to back Premier League titles with both Leicester City and Chelsea.

However, former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri tried to revolutionise Kante’s game and played the Frenchman in a more advanced midfield role, and while Kante has done well, many believe he isn’t playing at his best.

Former Chelsea star Gus Poyet is among those who believe that we’re not seeing the best of Kante and has urged the Blues boss to return him to his best position.

“In very important games Lampard went with Kante, Jorginho and Kovacic until the last month with injuries,” Poyet began in a conversation with Goal.

“Those are the three most experienced players who played under Sarri but now they play with more freedom, especially in Jorginho having more possibilities to move around to go sideways and forward. Last year, he was very static. There are plenty of options.

“In Kante’s first year, he came to Chelsea and I made it public that he is the best central midfielder in the world. After a previous season as a number eight in that different position, we lost how important and unique he was as a player.

“I hope he can get back to that. In his best position, he is unique and there’s not many players that can give you what he can do right now.”

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