Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri was criticized for his attack on star midfielder N’Golo Kante in the aftermath of the Blues’ loss to Tottenham Hotspur on matchday 13.
The Frenchman has been one of the Stamford Bridge club’s best players since he signed for them in the summer of 2016. After a string of consistent performances, Chelsea’s top hierarchy awarded him with a new contract only a couple of weeks ago that made him the top earner in the current squad.
However, only a few days after, Sarri blamed him for playing a big part in his side’s defeat to Spurs in the Premier League. The Italian tactician claimed Kante’s forays into the attacking third at Wembley exposed Chelsea. Nonetheless, the France international has responded almost immediately.
He was involved in the Blues’ first goal against Fulham on Sunday when he seized the ball from Jean Michael Seri and made a great run into attacking space, before finding Pedro with an inch-perfect pass to score.
Gary Lineker captured Kante’s work perfectly in his tweet after the goal.
Chelsea one up at halftime after Kanté did to Ranieri what Kanté did for Ranieri so frequently.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 2, 2018