Chelsea played out a goalless draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon in a contest that was light on clear-cut opportunities for both sides
N’Golo Kante can do more to help Chelsea’s offensive players as the Blues look to try and increase their goals tally in the weeks and months that lie ahead.
That is according to former Blues midfielder Claude Makelele who made the claim prior to the Blues’ goalless draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
The France international, who has helped the Blues win three trophies since making the switch to Stamford Bridge from Leicester City back in 2016, started for just the second time in the Premier League under Thomas Tuchel on Sunday, with his only other Premier League start, since the German took over, coming against Southampton last weekend.
In all, Kante, who played the full 90 minutes, produced a solid performance in a game of few clear-cut chances. He kept Bruno Fernandes quiet and did not allow him to dictate the game in the way he would have liked.
Although Kante has been one of Chelsea’s star players over the last few years, Makelele, who spent five years as a player in west London, has admitted that he “expects more” from his performances moving forward.
“For me, I expect more from N’Golo Kante because he can be better than me,” Makelele said on Chelsea’s Matchday Live show. “He needs more communication with his defenders.
“You want him to have more responsibility, more power to say: ‘I’m here. You do this behind me and I’ll do this in front of you’. He can have leadership in this team. I know Kante is shy, never talks, he just wants to do his job. But I think he can do more.