N’Golo Kante since the arrival of Italian boss Maurizio Sarri, have been deployed to a different role. The French international have been licenced to move further up in the middle of the park. This have seen him score Chelsea’s first league goal of the 2018/2019 football season against Hudderfield on Match day 1.
The Chelsea star featured with Teammate Jorginho in the recent game against Arsenal, with the Italian sitting deep to protect the back four. Pedro, Morata and Alonso all scored as Chelsea defeated the North London side.
While Chelsea did their bidding in overall, the former Leicester city midfield had enviable match stats. Kante had three shots at goal. Completed 92 percent of his passes, won three tackles and made complete dribbles in style.
Blues Legend Pat Nevin was full of praise for the Frenchman in his interview.
“The question will be asked by many Chelsea fans, is it really a good idea to have so many attacking players on the field and also asking our best defensive midfielder, N’Golo Kante, to play that much further up the field, especially when we come to face the very best sides?” Nevin told Chelsea FC’s website.
“Time will tell but as I have suggested already on this page, Maurizio Sarri is unlikely to stray from his stated style.
“Kante himself looked incredible in his new role, making runs behind the Arsenal defence that any centre-forward would be proud of. It does leave Jorginho more often than not as the deepest midfielder and his best talents are clearly creating from there rather than covering defensively.”