N’Golo Kante: Chelsea star relishing attacking role after proving the difference against Crystal Palace


N’Golo Kante: Chelsea star relishing attacking role after proving the difference against Crystal Palace

N’Golo Kante says he is enjoying his new attacking role after scoring the only goal in Chelsea’s hard-fought 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The Frenchman has been forced to adapt to an offensive position on the right of Maurizio Sarri’s midfield three this season, rather than the central defensive role in which he became one of the world’s best.

N’Golo Kante scored the decisive goal at Selhurst Park

Sarri has drawn plenty of criticism for the decision, designed mainly to accommodate summer signing Jorginho, but it paid dividends at Selhurst Park as Kante’s darting run and clever finish proved the difference.

And speaking after the game, Kante told Chelsea’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.