Kante exploit in the defensive midfield position has been remarkable until his recent change of position by Chelsea new coach Maurizio Sarri.
The French international position is now occupied by new signing Jorginho. With Jorginho considered by Sarri as the backbone of his playing pattern, the Sarriball.
Jorginho is Sarri trusted lieutenant, having worked with the Italian at Napoli before moving to Chelsea together in the summer.
Kante, on the other hand, has been given more freedom to go forward. The 27-year-old work rate is still much the same but his defensive contribution has diminished with his new role.
With recent poor showings of The Blues especially with Jorginho unable to replicate the Kante defensive duty when under pressure. Fans and pundits have demanded that Sarri returns Kante to his initial position.
Despite recent calls by fans, Sarri is still adamant on who he prefers in the deep-lying midfield position.
“In that position, I want a player able to move the ball very fast,” Sarri said at a press conference.
“This is not the best characteristic of N’Golo. N’Golo is very useful for us, but this one is not his best characteristic.”
The coach is adamant that in spite of Kante’s success as a deep-lying midfielder, he only achieved that in a different system.
With the disparity in opinion between the fans and the coach on who should man the defensive midfield role for Chelsea. How do Kante and Jorginho rank in your choice of a defensive midfielder, or is it actually a case of a system suiting one ahead of the other?