N’Golo Kante speaks out about new Chelsea FC role under Maurizio Sarri

The Chelsea FC star reflects on his new role in Maurizio Sarri's team

Chelsea FC star N'Golo Kante Photo: Premier League

N’Golo Kante has insisted that he is enjoying his new role in the Chelsea FC team under Maurizio Sarri.

The Blues appointed Sarri as their new manager in the summer after Chelsea FC parted company with Antonio Conte in the summer.

Kante was named the PFA player of the year in 2017 after the defensive midfielder helped Chelsea FC to win the Premier League title under Conte.

Chelsea FC signed Italy international Jorginho in a £57m deal from Serie A runners up Napoli in the 2018 summer transfer window.

Jorginho has started in a holding midfielder in Chelsea FC’s opening six Premier League fixtures as Kante got pushed up the pitch in a more advanced role.

The 27-year-old has scored one goal in six games in the Premier League so far but the French midfielder is making less tackles per game than previous seasons.

Speaking to Sky Sports about his more attacking role in the Chelsea FC team, Kante said:

“I am enjoying the role [under Sarri]. It is a new challenge for me.

“I try to understand the move and the right players’ combinations.

“I think we are doing well. We need to keep working and keep improving and I think we can enjoy a good season together.”

Chelsea FC finished in fifth spot in the Premier League last season but Kante avoided criticism given his consistent performances in Conte’s team.

The Blues won the FA Cup last term thanks to a 1-0 win against Manchester United at Wembley.

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