Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been criticised for N’golo Kante displacement in his team at Stamford Bridge.

The Frenchman has been shifted by the manager from his defensive midfield position to attacking midfield this season.

Kante has been a holding midfielder in his career but following the arrival of Jorginho in the summer the 25-year-old has been playing in different positions.

Therefore, former Premier League striker Alan Shearer has claimed that Sarri needs to restore the World Cup winner to his position.

Shearer told The Sun: “Why Maurizio Sarri is not playing N’Golo Kante in front of his back four baffles me.”

“Without the little French dynamo in that hole, tidying up, tracking runners, it leaves the Chelsea central defenders David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger massively exposed — as Spurs showed to such devastating effect on Saturday night.”

“Leicester City won the league with Wes Morgan and Robert Huth as their centre-half pairing. Decent defenders but neither are particularly quick.”

“But their deficiencies were expertly covered up by Kante — the best defensive midfielder in the world bar none. Jorginho is not in the same class.”

“Kante is wasted playing where he did against Spurs, higher up the park and to the right. He is not an attacking midfielder.”

“I know Sarri worked with Jorginho at Napoli and trusts him in that holding position but he had a poor night at Wembley.”

The Blues have suffered a 3-0 defeat in the hands of Tottenham on Saturday evening in their Premier League London derby.

The defeat means Sarri side sit fourth in the league table with seven points behind leaders Manchester City.

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