Chelsea must retain the services of this crucial 27-year-old first-teamer despite interest from European giants

Chelsea Opinion – Why Chelsea keeping hold of N’Golo Kante would be good for all parties

According to a report in Calciomercato, Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is linked with a move away from west London, with Italian giants Juventus and Spanish giants Real Madrid keeping track of him.

Kante was part of the French World Cup-winning team last year and has also won two Premier League titles – one with Chelsea and other in a miracle year with Leicester City.

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N’Golo Kante

In the modern day, he is probably the best defensive midfielder in the world. Hence, there is no surprise in him being linked with some of the biggest clubs in European football.

However, here’s why Chelsea keeping the 27-year-old would not only be good for the club but may also be prodigious for the player:

Managerial future is bleak at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea hired Maurizio Sarri last summer in a bid to bring expansive football to Stamford Bridge. While the Italian is under immense pressure to save his job, his usage of Kante isn’t doing the team any good.

We all know the Frenchman is currently the best defensive midfielder in the world but Sarri deploys him as one of the advanced midfielder, keeping Jorginho in that holding role.

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While Kante wouldn’t naturally be pleased to play a different role, the doubt over the manager’s future means he can stay at Chelsea and wait for a change at the helm.

Henceforth, he may get his favoured position back, which would be good for him, and most importantly, helpful for the club.

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All in all, the Blues must know that the World Cup winner is their key player and keeping him should be a priority. On the other hand, the player may get his favoured role if there is a managerial change, which is quite possible.

Therefore, Chelsea keeping hold of N’Golo Kante, amidst interest from few clubs, won’t be a bad thing for either of them.


Written by Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core.
Other than that, I am an Electronics Engineer!

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