Chelsea legend Dennis Wise has dismissed any suggestion that N’Golo Kante could leave the club. And believes, Kante and Jorginho are the first two names on manager Maurizio Sarr’s team-sheet.
“What I would say is that I found that there’s been a lot of talk about Kante’s position and Jorginho and people like that and I think what people have to understand is Maurizio Sarri brought in Jorginho because he knew his ideas,” Wise told Goal.
“I think it is really important as a manager, you can put your ideas across to the players on the field when training is going on and try to constantly show them what you want with repetition, but then there’s nothing better than having a player in the middle who can dictate what you want.
“I think that’s a big plus. I think that’s why Chelsea have started and done so well, up until this period this season. I think it was a big, big call to bring Jorginho in and plonk him in the middle of the park. I think Kante and Jorginho have complimented each other quite well.
“Having him there gives Kante the chance to break through at times. I think what has happened is the other three midfield players; [Mateo] Kovacic, [Ross] Barkley and [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek, they are the three more offensive players who like to go forward.
“I think he likes having these other two more defensive players and then encouraging these more offensive players to go forward and that’s the way he kind of plays. I think there’s more competition in that three than there is in the other two spots, from what I see.”