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“He will start tomorrow and, for me, his best position is in a double six,” he said of Kante. “He can play as a single six, of course, but a strength for him is to have a kind of freedom to use his range and volume.

“As a single six, as in a 4-1-4-1, he has to be more disciplined in his position. He can do this but I think we would be cutting his wings a little bit.

“So double six is best. He can play in a three-man midfield – as he did in Sheffield – but if we keep the same structure as in the last few games, it suits him very well.

“It’s clear what we want from him. We want short distances so we can use his strengths in counter-pressing and recoveries of the ball.

“He is an outstanding player we need in a strong squad and at a big club like Chelsea.”

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