Maurizio Sarri should experiment in Chelsea’s Europa League game to find Jorginho and Kante’s best formation
During the first month or so of the season, Jorginho slotted seamlessly into the Premier League.
And although N’Golo Kante wasn’t playing as well as we’re used to, he wasn’t playing particularly poorly.
But in Chelsea’s past few games, teams are man-marking Jorginho which has highlighted his weaknesses.
And this has resulted in Kante looking uncomfortable and has led to many people questioning Maurizio Sarri’s tactics.
In their 2-1 loss to Tottenham, they conceded a goal that many people believed Kante could have stopped if he was in Jorginho’s position.
So, although Sarri likes to rotate for Chelsea’s Europa League games, he needs to use their upcoming game to find his ideal midfield balance.
Jorginho has obviously got an excellent range of passing, but is defensively weaker than Kante.
And the Frenchman doesn’t look comfortable playing in a more advanced role.
An option that Sarri could consider is playing both of them in holding midfield and pushing Barkley further forward.
The main issue with this idea is that Sarri is very resolute that his philosophy is the only way Chelsea should play.
He was hesitant to change at Napoli and it looks the same at Chelsea.
But if he decides to experiment on Thursday against PAOK, he could find Kante and Jorginho’s preferred positioning.