Sarri Criticizes Kante Performance In Spurs Defeat

Claudio Ranieri and Maurizio Sarri face off

Claudio Ranieri and Maurizio Sarri face off

"I have to think about everything because Saturday we played very badly, a match without determination, but we lost one match after 110 days, so the team did well, generally". A problem to be immediately ready at 100 percent.

In Sarri's system, it would not be unfair to say everything goes through the 26-year old midfielder who sits in the base of midfield controlling the tempo of the game.

The Argentine deployed his Tottenham side in a narrow 4-4-2 diamond formation, which saw Dele Alli stifle Blues playmaker Jorginho and allowed Son Heung-min to wreck havoc in behind David Luiz.

To do so, the Blues are in the market for his replacement and have been linked with some top players including Bayern Munich's Tim Wenger and Dortmund's Dembele, but do they really need to buy a replacement when Giroud constantly begs for more game-time?

Jorginho has been used in a holding role in the Chelsea FC team, resulting in Kante being pushed further up the pitch to play in a more advanced position in Sarri's team.

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

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"We thought that if we could stop that - and we wanted to win the ball up high - so I wanted to be as close to him as possible to make sure that we did win the ball up high, break early and create the chances we did". He wasn't the only player who failed to deliver, but because we rely on his influence so heavily, we suffered with him being off the boil. So, maybe, it can be true. And I think this one is not one of the best characteristics of Kante.

Sarri was speaking ahead of Chelsea's Europa League game against PAOK Thessaloniki on Thursday.

I spoke with the doctor 10 minutes ago and he told me Moses has a back problem this morning so I think he will not be able to play tomorrow.

"I am anxious because 25 days ago he had an injury, a back injury", Sarri said. We've seen enough of him in this league to do that.

As much as it appears to be a mere consolation, his goal against the North London club is definitely sounding a warning to Morata - sit up and regain his form as soon as possible or you lose your place in the team - and a message to Sarri - don't look elsewhere, I'm Morata's flawless replacement. "Of course I think that he can not play 10 matches in 30 days, so sometimes he has to rest".

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