Sarri slates Kante for Spurs performance

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"I have to think about everything because Saturday we played very badly, a match without determination, but we lost one match after 110 days, so the team did well, generally".

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

Kante's rate of tackles and interceptions have plummeted this season as he operates higher up the pitch in Sarri's 4-3-3 system, but Sarri said that Chelsea's midfield problems against Tottenham were not rooted in tactics. "But Kante has to stay near to Jorginho, especially when the ball is on the other side".

To do so, the Blues are in the market for his replacement and have been linked with some top players including Bayern Munich's Tim Wenger and Dortmund's Dembele, but do they really need to buy a replacement when Giroud constantly begs for more game-time?

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"I think, as you know, I want to play a centre midfielder with a very technical player, so for me the centre midfielder is Jorginho or [Cesc] Fabregas", he told a news conference.

Following their first defeat of the season at Wembley, Maurizio Sarri said: "I have a meeting of five or 10 minutes with the individuals, individual meetings with the players". We played without determination in such an important match. I want to understand this.

More than the scoreline it was the manner of the defeat that raised eyebrows as Chelsea were by far second best in what was a thrilling display by Tottenham.

Since Sarri's arrival from Napoli in July, however, the manager has preferred to play Jorginho, whom he signed from his... So, maybe, it can be true. For me, I don't ever think this balance of the midfield looks right with [Mateo] Kovacic in there.

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According to the Italian, Moses is now suffering from a back injury, while Hazard picked up a slight injury.

He said: 'The problem was with the approach in the last three matches.

Maurizio Sarri conducted one-on-one meetings with his Chelsea players as he sought an explanation for a perceived lack of "determination" in their loss to Spurs. One week of training and a couple of matches and he'll be back at the best level of physical condition.

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