Chelsea star N’Golo Kante has revealed that he has no issues playing in his new advanced midfield role under Maurizio Sarri and added that he has, in fact, been deployed in the position before.
True to form, N’Golo Kante has just revealed that even he does not consider himself as the nicest man in football, saying that he is just being himself.
Former Premier League star and current pundit Danny Higginbotham has given his opinion regarding the midfield situation at Chelsea, while also advocating for Ruben Loftus-Cheek to play a more significant role in the starting XI.
As Claudio Ranieri’s Fulham make the short trip to Stamford Bridge for Sunday’s derby, many expect the reception to be warmer for ex-Chelsea boss Ranieri than for what a fellow former Blues manager had gone on to experience in recent memory.
Olivier Giroud has given his backing to N’Golo Kante amidst the scrutiny regarding Maurizio Sarri’s decision to play the Chelsea midfielder in the right of a midfield three.
When Tottenham Hotspur ran riot against Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday, the centreback pairing of Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz, who have been largely untested this season despite the Blues’ 18-match unbeaten run prior to the match, were torn to pieces by the swashbuckling front three of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Son Heung-Min.
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has revealed that he is delighted to have signed a new five-year deal with the club, which will keep the French star at Stamford Bridge until 2023.
France manager Didier Deschamps reckons N’Golo Kante is capable of playing in an advanced midfield position at Chelsea, adding that the World Cup-winning midfielder is always having “fun” all the time.
The Best FIFA Football Awards were held on Monday night where the governing body of football determines which players warrant a place in the FIFPro World XI and which player has been the best in the world over the last 12 months.
In the pre-match conference before Chelsea’s match against Cardiff last Saturday, Maurizio Sarri has revealed he has made a decision on who will be the permanent captain of his squad. “I have my idea, I have decided, but before telling you my decision I would like to speak to the players and the club,” said the Italian.
Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has claimed that new Maurizio Sarri can take the game of midfielder N’Golo Kante to another level.
Chelsea kicked off their new Premier League season with a 3-0 victory away at Huddersfield. N’Golo Kante opened up the scoring with a simple sidefoot 34 minutes into the match before new signing Jorginho struck from the penalty spot just before the break.
His exquisite first touch permitted a strike on goal but as the Lyon keeper smothered it handily, N’Golo Kante’s sense of responsibility kicked in. Even before unleashing the thumbs up sign for the chance’s creator Jorginho, he was already jogging back, heads down, as if to mask a certain unease, perhaps even embarrassment, at being inside the Blues box.
Chelsea have offered midfielder N’Golo Kante an improved contract in a bid to convince the World Cup winner to stay at Stamford Bridge and reject the advances of Paris Saint-Germain.
The arrival of Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea inevitably starts a revolution at Chelsea. In his first interview as Blues manager, Sarri emphasized his desire to bring fun and enjoyment both to the players and the Stamford Bridge support with his preferred playing style.
N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud return to Stamford Bridge as World Cup winners, with both Chelsea players having performed vital roles for Didier Deschamps’ France in Russia.
The World Cup is understandably stealing the headlines across the globe while managerial updates remain on the minds of Chelsea fans. With little news on that front, the Blues have been handed some news that won’t be welcomed at all.
Chelsea’s season may not have gone so well, but there was still cause for celebration as the club held their annual awards night on Thursday.
French giants Paris St-Germain are expected to launch a bid for Blues star N’Golo Kante this summer, amidst reports that Thiago Motta is set to retire at the end of the season.
The international break is finally over for another couple of months and the Chelsea players will be returning to Cobham with Tottenham Hotspur taking their focus on Sunday, a side that have not been able to beat the Blues at Stamford Bridge in 28 years.
While Chelsea have had a tumultuous season, the club will be buoyed by the news that star player N’Golo Kante has publicly committed to staying at Stamford Bridge for the foreseeable future.
With the international break halfway through this weekend as the Premier League pauses, a number of Chelsea players are keeping fit by representing their countries ahead of, for many, this summer’s World Cup tournament which takes place in Russia.
It certainly hasn’t been a campaign to remember for Chelsea so far, especially after they steamrolled their way to the league title last term. However, with them currently occupying fourth place in the Premier League, it’s not all bad for the Blues with the strong possibility of Champions League qualification for next season.
Chelsea’s star midfielder N’Golo Kante has rounded off a sensational year by being named French Football of the Year for 2017.
Chelsea secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over Southampton on Saturday as they kept pace in the race for Champions League football next season. Manchester City kept their incredible run going with a 4-1 thumping of Tottenham, which strengthened the Blues’ grip on third place – but Antonio Conte’s men remain 14 points behind the high-flying Citizens.