N’Golo Kante delight in new attacking role with Chelsea

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante has revealed the pleasure he is taking from his new attacking midfield role after scoring the game’s only goal in Sunday’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace.

The Frenchman’s recent change from  the world’s leading defensive midfielder, it was from that position he was so influential as France became world champions  to a more offensive position has consistently divided opinion.

Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri has also occasionally been criticised for the decision taken to accommodate summer signing Jorginho, but at Selhurst Park amid Palace’s negativity it was Kante’s forward run and finish that was needed to secure victory.

Despite their ability Chelsea had rarely looked like scoring, and the 27-year-old Kante told the club’s official website:

 “(This role) is something I am enjoying and in a game I try to make that run sometimes.

“David (Luiz) gave me a good ball and I am happy to score with my left foot and give something to the team.

“Crystal Palace had a great game defensively, but we kept the pressure on, kept the ball and were happy to score in the second half. It was very difficult at the end of the game but we were able to fight and get the win.”

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