Chelsea legend Michael Essien believes N’Golo Kante will benefit from the arrival of Jorginho at the club because he now has the chance to improve the attacking side of his game.
N’Golo Kante has been an integral member of Chelsea’s midfield since signing from Leicester City in 2016
Kante also played a key role as France won the World Cup in Russia this summer but, since returning to Chelsea, the 27-year-old has seen himself shifted from a holding role onto the right of Maurizio Sarri’s three-man midfield due to the arrival of Italy international Jorginho.
And Essien, who spent nine years at Chelsea, believes Kante’s different role under Sarri will be “good” for the Frenchman because it will allow him to score more goals.
Speaking to Standard Sport, Essien said: “Anywhere that you put N’Golo, he will play.
“Like you said, he’s playing on the right and he’s getting in the box quite often, which last season he didn’t because he had to stay and protect the back four.
“Now that Jorginho is there, he’s given him more freedom to go forward which is good for him. He can score a few goals hopefully!”