Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has sent an order to Chelsea midfielder N’GoloKante to stick to his role in midfield after having individual post-mortems with his Chelsea players following their defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
World Cup winner N’GoloKante won two Premier League titles, one with Chelsea and the other with Leicester, playing in a central midfield role, but has since been deployed out of position on the right flank of the midfield to accommodate summer signing Jorginho.
The 27 year old French midfielder recently signed a new contract, extending his stay at Stamford Bridge until 2023 and was voted Professional Footballs’ Association and Football Writers’ Association player of the year for the 2016/2017 season.
Speaking to the media ahead of Chelsea’s Europa League clash Group L clash with Greece’s PAOK, the Italian manager said, “I want to play a central midfielder who is very technical. For me, the midfielder is Jorginho or Cesc Fabregas”.
“I don’t want to play Kante in this position. Kante in the last match wanted to solve the match after the first 15 minutes, but in the wrong way.”
Sarri was left disappointed with his team’s humbling loss at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur tagging the performance from his boys as “a match without determination”.
He hopes to see an immediate reaction to the defeat against PAOK in the UEFA Europa League and in the Premier League crunch clash against Fulham on Sunday.
The Blues have already secured a spot in the last 32 of the Europa League and need just a point to guarantee top spot in Group L with just a match to go.