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Ferdinand questions Sarri for playing Kante and Hazard out of position

Rio Ferdinand believes the Chelsea boss needs to make better use of the players at his disposal.

The Blues recent 2-0 loss was the latest in a string of poor performances from the west London club, who initially started the season in great form.

Chelsea have struggled to create chances and score goals, and the former Manchester United defender has pinpointed the problem with Maurizio Sarri’s setup.

Ferdinand says it all comes back to playing Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante out position:

”Chelsea’s problems all stem from not having a number nine. There’s no focal point. I think this manager needs to play Kante in the holding position. He’s the best in the world there,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

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“Hazard can play the false nine role but he doesn’t offer you as much. Two of the best players are playing out of position at the moment.”

“Jorginho’s someone who sets the tempo of a game. You get the ball into him through the middle third of the pitch, he’s very good.

“[But] How many assists has he got this season? Around 2,000 passes, no assists.

“He’s not a great defender. Once a game gets like this against the big teams, he gets overrun in midfield.

“He can’t run. So he doesn’t give you anything defensively, and he doesn’t give you anything up the other end of the pitch.”

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