Carragher warns Chelsea: Kante and Jorginho can't work together

Carragher warns Chelsea: Kante and Jorginho can't work together

Carragher warns Chelsea: Kante and Jorginho can't work together

If they want to man-mark Jorginho, Kante can receive the ball.

Chelsea FC's defence was exposed during their 3-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday to leave the Blues eight points behind leaders Manchester City.

There's calls for Kante to revert to his previous defensive role though Sarri has insinuated that the World Cup victor isn't technical enough.

The manager admitted that he demanded answers from his players individually after the defeat.

"I think N'Golo can play every single position in midfield", he said.

He described Kante - who was deployed in a more advanced role on the right of a midfield three - as "a very average player in the position he's playing in now".

'I think as you know I want to play a central midfielder who is a very technical player, for me the centre midfielder is either Jorginho or Fabregas. "If the ball is on the left, we have (Marcos) Alonso, (Eden) Hazard, (Mateo) Kovacic, (Ross) Barkley, so in that situation he has to stay very close to Jorginho".

Spurs dominated from the first whistle to the last and could've easily won by more than two goals but for a series of excellent saves from Kepa Arrizabalaga.

"Maybe for Tottenham it was easier because the players of Tottenham played here in London, played on Sunday [for England]".

It wasn't just Kante who came in for some Sarri stick.

"I think it's a hard spot for him to be in, because while he is on the verge of being a great player, he's not quite there yet, and I think to go for £60/70m, whatever it's gonna be, it's gonna put a bit of pressure on him to really do justice to these numbers".

Moses has appeared five times for Chelsea this season, racking 165 minutes as a bit-part player in Sarri's new football philosophy at Stamford Bridge. He's not only one of the best midfielders on the planet, but he's also a humble and highly likeable guy.

The Belgian superstar has had to contend with several slight problems in recent months and is now suffering with an ankle complaint.

Chelsea have an opportunity to respond against PAOK in the Europa League on Thursday, when a point will confirm their passage into the round of 32.

Hazard is out with an ankle injury sustained against Spurs, but should be back to face Fulham.

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