The new Chelsea boss wants a more attacking mindset from Kante, who is seen as one of the best defensive midfielders around.
After the Italian switched Chelsea’s formation to a back four, he was surprised at the technical capabilities of the former Leicester City man.
“He can play any position in my midfield. It’s not a problem for him. I was surprised about the technical qualities from Kante.”
On Bournemouth’s manager, Eddie Howe, Sarri explained he spent time getting to know the young coach last season. “Yes, I think very well [of Howe] .
“Eddie came in very well, in the last season I went to Bournemouth for a friendly and stayed there for three days.
“I know him very well, he is a very interesting young coach and he will make a mark in English football.
“They are dangerous and the match will be very difficult. We want to be in control of the match and try to gain points.”
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