Chelsea fans aren’t happy with manager Maurizio Sarri’s persistence in playing N’Golo Kanté as an attacking midfielder this season.
Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw at West Ham United on Sunday and the club’s fans are calling for the Frenchman to be moved back into his usual defensive position.
Sarri currently plays with three defensive midfielders in his team, with Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic sitting deep and Kanté in an attacking position. If Kanté was to be moved back to his preferred defensive position then Kovacic would most likely be the one that faces the axe. Jorginho broke the record for the most passes ever in a Premier League match against West Ham with 180 and has fitted in well since joining Chelsea in the summer.
Chelsea face Liverpool twice this week in the Carabao Cup and Premier League respectively and a proper attacking midfielder could provide them with much needed firepower, especially with their current centre forward problems.
Ross Barkley looked in fine form when he came off the bench on Sunday and might be an option, as is Cesc Fabregas.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions by Chelsea fans…
just put Kante in his rightful position DM,Jorginho AM we need his passes in the opposition's half not sideways and backwards😤😤😤
— Solomon Bonsu (@SolomonBonsu6) September 23, 2018
We just keep wasting Kante up front, he is not an attacking midfielder
— Festarcy (@festarcy) September 23, 2018
— Chelsea (@Chelsea88627845) September 24, 2018
I think sarri should stop fielding Kante upfront
— uncles (@rufasmunya) September 24, 2018
Play Kante in his position CDM simple!! Is it too hard nd complex to understand??
— atomique (@chukwumaatom) September 23, 2018
Kante is clearly not the best option in an attacking position. Even a two year old knows that.
— Obinna (@VeryObinna) September 23, 2018
we are not lamenting,a draw is enough but there are few problems defensively and some midfield confusion…please play kante as cdm 👌👌👌 and then jorginho as center midfield,he can be good there…
— Vikramwaniki254 (@vikramwaniki) September 23, 2018
I think it’s high time we started playing a two 4. Kante defensive fabregas forward. Jorginho lacks creativity. I said this from day one. The boy ain’t better than cesc!!
— Macmax (@MarcusMaxzy) September 23, 2018