Since Tuchel took over in January, Kante has been deployed to play his natural role keeping the defensive midfield tight. He’s flourish so far to another level under Thomas Tuchel.

Kante played an important role in the UCL final against Manchester City and eventually won man of the match.

It is something former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho had already advised Sarri back in 2019 when talking about the talents the French midfielder possessed and how to get the best out of him.

“If a manager is told that you have four Kantes, you will always find space in the team for four Kantes,” Mourinho told beIN SPORTS at the time.

“He’s so good and he is tremendous in his attitude and his intensity in recovering the ball.

“He is so good that I think he can play in every position. If he plays like people used to see him in a more defensive role, he’s phenomenal in the amount of balls he recovers.

“I think he is phenomenal. The perfect scenario for Chelsea is having three Kantes and play them all in midfield. It would be amazing.”

While Mourinho’s words remain unseen to Tuchel but it’s clear those words still ring true and the Chelsea boss has very much got the best out of Kante in that deeper role.