Maurizio Sarri Has Explained Why He Refuses to Play N’Golo Kante in His Regular Position

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has explained why he steadfastly refuses to play N’Golo Kante in his usual position, as the Italian coach continues to cling to his job at Stamford Bridge.

Kante has established himself as one of the world’s best holding midfield players over the last three seasons but has found himself playing on the right of a midfield three a lot of the time under Sarri, and Monday night’s FA Cup defeat to Man Utd was no different.

Summer signing Jorginho was used in the centre of midfield but was constantly crowded out by United’s relentless high-octane pressing style, as has been a constant theme of Chelsea’s opponents this season, and many pundits and fans are often left wondering why Kante has been shunted out of position.

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Speaking today ahead of the Blues Europa League tie at home to Malmo on Thursday night, the ex-Napoli manager tried to justify his midfield choices:

What do you think of Sarri’s explanation, and do you think he’ll soon be sacked as Chelsea boss?


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