Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: 'I quizzed each player on Tottenham Hotspur defeat'

Under fire Kante

Spurs' devastating trio not only showed their offensive qualities but also their defensive astuteness as well, especially Alli, who rendered Jorginho ineffective via a tight man-marking job in the middle of the park.

Sarri waves away suggestions Kante should replace Jorginho.

While this was Sarri's first loss as Chelsea manager, he admitted that the performance was "a disaster" - a word he used thrice during his post-match press conference.

"When he plays in his natural position I see a world-class player".

"The one thing about Kante is he is a very average player in this [advanced] position he's playing now".

'I think as you know I want to play a central midfielder who is a very technical player, for me the centre midfielder is either Jorginho or Fabregas.

Instead, Carragher feels the incoherence that occasionally hurts the Blues' midfield stems from Sarri instructing Kante to play in a less effective position.

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Midfield: Sarri is also set to give Jorginho a breather ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Fulham so Cesc Fabregas will come in to replace the Italian worldwide in the deep lying playmaker role. He's obviously a very good player and likes getting on the ball.

'It's very hard for me to understand why. PAOK have failed to score in three of their four group games so far, and they didn't create much against the Blues in Thessaloniki. But we have to understand why we played against Tottenham without determination. "I had a meeting of 10 minutes, five minutes, individual", he said.

"I think I just twisted my ankle, but it's like every game, it's the same". Andreas Christensen and Gary Cahill have played together several times in Europe this season and I expect they'll get another chance to impress against POAK tomorrow night.

Hazard was likely to be rested anyway on Thursday, but given his recent recovery from a back problem, the Blues will not risk him.

Eden Hazard will be missing for Chelsea when they welcome PAOK in the Europa League as they look to clinch top spot in Group L.

Victor Moses is not in contention to make his seventh appearance of the season in all competitions when Chelsea host Chuba Akpom's PAOK in the UEFA Europa League today.

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