Chelsea star N'Golo Kante makes honest admission about Blues' start to the season

Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by

Chelsea star N'Golo Kante makes honest admission about Blues' start to the season
Chelsea ace N'Golo Kante in action against Liverpool (Image: EMPICS Sport)

N'Golo Kante has admitted Chelsea 's start to the season is not up to scratch.

The Blues find themselves down in 11th place after picking up eight points from six games while they lost their Champions League opener to Valencia.

Performances have been encouraging, however, and Kante believes they are in a good position to start picking up wins.

"It is not a great start, we have work to do," he said.

"We are not where we want to be but we can fight and change this in the next games."

Kante returned to the Chelsea team in Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Liverpool after a number of weeks on the sidelines.

He capped off his comeback by scoring a super solo goal but was unable to prevent another loss.

"It was good to come back," Kante said. "I was happy to come back in front of our fans and for this big game.

"I am disappointed by the result but I am happy to be back to help the team to try to win.

"We tried our best during the game and we are disappointed by the result.

Chelsea star N'Golo Kante makes honest admission about Blues' start to the season
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has endured a difficult start at Stamford Bridge (Image: Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

"With the two set-pieces they scored they put us in difficulty but had some good chances.

"As soon as they scored to make it 2-0, we went in the changing room believing all together that we can do it and as soon as I scored, we had the chance to come back into the game but we were not able to get the result we wanted."

Liverpool did the damage at Stamford Bridge through set-pieces.

Trent Alexander-Arnold slammed home a free-kick before Roberto Firmino headed home a cross.

While Chelsea were left frustrated by the defeat, Kante took heart from a positive performance after the break.

"The first one was a beautiful goal but the second one we maybe could do better but at the end, we played well, we tried to come back but the set-pieces meant Liverpool won," he said.

"We played very well in the second half. We were able to score one but not to equalise, but there were some good points in the performance and we need to take those points on to have a good result in the next game.

"If we keep working this way we can get a win in our next game."

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