N’Golo Kante is confident he can adapt to a more attacking role in Chelsea’s transformed playing style under new manager Maurizio Sarri.
Kante volleyed in the opener to help Sarri commence his debut Premier League season with a 3-0 win at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
It was only the 27-year-old’s third goal in England’s top flight as he adjusted seamlessly from defensive-minded anchor to influential box-to-box contributor.
“Now the system is something different, especially the way we play now,” Kante told the Mirror.
“So, even during the holidays, we were thinking and talking about how to adapt. It will require a lot of sacrifice from us all, so that is why I have to continue moving forward as a player.
“I have worked with different managers in the past and different systems.
“The best way to always keep your position [in the team] is to remain focused and have the same attitude towards everyone. So that is what I am going to try to do again this season.”