Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri has said he would not alter the roles N’Golo Kante and Jorginho following outbursts over the team’s loss to Tottenham.
The Stadium Bridge side were mauled 3-1 over the weekend by Spurs with making suggesting that Sarri should move Kante to the deeper central position in his midfield triangle.
However, Sarri has said he does not “want Kante” in that position.
“I want to play a central midfielder who is a very technical player, so for me, the central midfielder is Jorginho or (Cesc) Fabregas,” he said.
“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 lost the position, he attacked too much.
“This one is not one of the best characteristics of Kante, but it was only in reaction to the difficulties.
“Maybe it’s only a question of time, but Kante has to stay near to Jorginho, especially when the ball is on the other side. When the ball is on the left he has to stay very close to Jorginho.”