Ruben Loftus-Cheek has emphasised his desire of playing as a midfielder to Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri while he also reflected on the tight competition for places in the Blues midfield.
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has lauded midfielder N’Golo Kante anew, calling the Frenchman phenomenal and insisting he is good enough to play in every position.
Former Chelsea central defender Robert Huth has joined the chorus in criticising Maurizio Sarri’s use of N’Golo Kante in an advanced midfield role.
Former England midfielder Steve McMahon reckons Gianfranco Zola would immediately install N’Golo Kante in the holding midfield role if he replaced Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager.
Television pundit Paul Merson has claimed that only Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger and N’Golo Kante can defend in the Chelsea squad.
Former Chelsea centreback Mario Melchiot believes N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard may decide to head out of Stamford Bridge due to the methods of head coach Maurizio Sarri.
Emmanuel Petit has challenged Maurizio Sarri’s decision to utilise N’Golo Kante out of the French midfielder’s favoured position while also claiming Jorginho “isn’t the right fit for the Premier League”.
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has admitted that his team must finish in the top four this season. The Blues face a tough challenge to finish in the top four this season with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United also proving that they are more than capable of securing Champions League football for next season.
Premier League pundit Tony Cascarino has slammed Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri for continuing to deploy defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante out of his natural position.
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.