Livescore: Latest Europa League result for Chelsea vs PAOK

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Kante emerged as a leading deep-lying midfielder in recent seasons, winning back-to-back Premier League titles with Leicester City and Chelsea. "In the manager's philosophy, how he wants us to play, Jorginho is the holding midfielder or Cesc - that's a very important part of our game". "I don't want Kante in this position", he said, even as he was quick to summarize the summer World Cup winner's performance in the new role after Tottenham's bashing at Wembley. So they were able to destroy us in 15 minutes, but I saw the same problems also in the match before.

"He was lost in the position, he attacked the other penalty area too much".

When asked if Kante needs time to understand Sarri's demands, the Chelsea boss replied: "Maybe".

It seems Sarri's system can be highly successful for Chelsea but this puzzle now has all of the right pieces in some wrong places, which needs to be rectified as soon as possible.

"The potential he is a very good player, but he has to work".

The main issue seems to lay with Sarri's inability to get the best out of Kante rather than any real failings from Jorginho. "The target in my mind is very clear, it is to win something and in the long time to become the best team in Europe".

Cesc Fabregas has enjoyed a successful period at Chelsea
Cesc Fabregas has enjoyed a successful period at Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri thinks Callum Hudson-Odoi isn't ready to play in the Premier League despite dazzling in the Europa League.

"It depends on the action". Belgian powerhouse Radja Nainggolan has called Jorginho as the toughest opponent he has ever faced because of how quickly the former "distributes the ball while being practically stationary".

Chelsea will be without Eden Hazard as the Belgian global won't be risked due to a minor ankle injury but the attacker is expected to be fit for the league clash with Fulham on Sunday.

"I am anxious because 25 days ago he had an injury, a back injury", Sarri said.

The victory over PAOK makes it five wins from five in the Europa League group stage.

He added: "The manager was not happy at all with our performance". We want to bounce back tomorrow in the Europa League and after in the game against Fulham. "We just need to adapt".



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