Why Sarri Won't Play N'Golo Kante In Jorginho's Role For Chelsea

Why Sarri Won't Play N'Golo Kante In Jorginho's Role For Chelsea

Why Sarri Won't Play N'Golo Kante In Jorginho's Role For Chelsea

But Kante has struggled to adjust to his new role and failed to make an impact in the 3-1 defeat to Spurs at Wembley last Saturday.

However, it would behove Sarri to consider playing N'golo Kante either as the holding midfielder or sitting deeper in a double pivot next to Jorginho in certain games of the season when facing tougher opponents - the upcoming game against Manchester City next month for example.

"Kante is not moving because he is about to sign a massive contract".

'I think as you know I want to play a central midfielder who is a very technical player, for me the centre midfielder is either Jorginho or Fabregas. I don't want Kante in this position. Kante in the last match wanted to solve the match after the first 15 minutes, but in the wrong way. He attacked too much the other box. For me, I don't ever think this balance of the midfield looks right with [Mateo] Kovacic in there.

There has been talk this week of moving Kante deeper into the role which is now occupied by Jorginho, but Sarri is having none of it.

Olivier Giroud, Kante's teammate for club and country, has no doubt that his fellow World Cup victor will get on Sarri's wavelength sooner rather than later.

Chelsea have been flawless so far in the Europa League and Kevin Hatchard expects it to stay that way against a PAOK side who have fallen short in this competition.

"It depends on the action".

However, Pochettino's targeted man-marking of Jorginho using multiple players to do so severely affected Chelsea's ball transition.

Chelsea have already qualified for the Europa League knockout rounds ahead of their clash with PAOK, but their fringe players will be determined to impressed at Stamford Bridge.

'It's not normal. First of all I want to see a reaction, but I want to see a reaction in the next Premier League match as well. "Of course I think that he can not play 10 matches in 30 days, so sometimes he has to rest". If you have no motivation, maybe you don't have clear targets in your mind. And in the long period, to become the best team in Europe. I want to see that we have learned our lessons'.

I spoke with the doctor 10 minutes ago and he told me Moses has a back problem this morning so I think he will not be able to play tomorrow.

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