N’Golo Kante shines
While Jorginho may be struggling, the same cannot be said of N’Golo Kante. As time goes by it becomes harder not to love the Frenchman.
The presumption was that he would struggle under Sarri this season. Removed from his defensive midfield role and asked to do more as a number eight, there was plenty of room for failure.
Kante, though, has taken it all in his stride. Rather than destroying offences, he is now a midfielder creator. Against Malmo, he was the engine that drove them to victory.
A tireless series of forward runs created chance after chance for his side and was crucial to Chelsea progressing. It may be an abomination that Sarri won’t play him in the holding role, but Kante does not seem too bothered. He’s too good not to perform.