Maurizio Sarri has given N’golo Kante the license to attack with his new role in the team. The French midfielder has relished the opportunity and is looking forward to impressing in the role.
The midfielder is confident he can adapt to the new system, and it appears so, considering the opening goal he scored for Chelsea against Huddersfield Town.
It was his third goal in the Premier League as he adjusted comfortably from a defensive minded midfielder to a box-to-box role in the Chelsea team.
Kante revealed that he has been making mental preparations for the switch since pre-season and believes this will enable his game to improve.
“Now the system is something different, especially the way we play now,” Kante told the Mirror.
“So, even during the holidays, we were thinking and talking about how to adapt. It will require a lot of sacrifice from us all, so that is why I have to continue moving forward as a player.
“I have worked with different managers in the past and different systems.
“The best way to always keep your position [in the team] is to remain focused and have the same attitude towards everyone. So that is what I am going to try to do again this season.”
This is another change that the Blues faithful will be treated to under Sarri’s reign as manager at Stamford Bridge.
They’ll now get to see Kante popping up regularly in attacking positions. They’ll also get to rate his attacking capabilities.