Gary Neville reveals the player Chelsea can’t do without as he hails Lampard’s new formation

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante showed his quality yet again in the 3-0 victory against Burnley, as the Blues were in top form against Sean Dyche’s side.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard ditched the 4-2-3-1 system for a 4-3-3 against Burnley, with N’Golo Kante sitting in the defensive midfield area.

Kante was at his best yet again, and he looked like the player we knew him to be under Antonio Conte era, as he broke play with ease.

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has hailed Lampard’s 4-3-3 system and also hailed the quality of N’Golo Kante, as he admitted that the Frenchman is indisposable.

Gary Neville said on the Sky Sports Gary Neville podcast: “There’s no doubt that here at Old Trafford last week [Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea], we felt both managers were still searching for the solution to get everyone in team.

“It feels like Frank Lampard had found that solution this week. Kante playing in that holding position in a three in midfield, it’s where we always thought he should play.

“It’s a modern phenomenon to play a player in that position who is good on the ball. We’ve seen Xaxi and Pirlo do it.

“But when you think of Fabinho, Fernandinho or Kante, that’s the classic player in that position.

“They read the danger, they break up attacks and they are a centre-backs dream. Playing Kante there would seem to be the logical conclusion in keeping him at the club.

“When I saw reports over the summer that Jorginho was going to leave, I wasn’t surprised. When I saw reports over the summer that Kante might leave, I was shocked.

“I thought, ‘Frank, he is not a player you want to lose’.

“He is a unique player and every player in that squad must love him. He does that job brilliantly.”

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