N’Golo Kante has been criticised for his recent displays for Chelsea (Getty Images)

Eden Hazard is backing N’Golo Kante to adapt to the new position which Maurizio Sarri has given him at Chelsea.

Kante has established himself as one of the world’s best defensive midfielders since he has been in the Premier League but Sarri prefers Jorginho at the base of his midfield.

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The France international has been criticised for his performances in recent weeks, while Sarri admits he does not believe Kante has the technical qualities to play ahead of Jorginho in his midfield.

But Hazard believes Kante is a ‘clever’ player and believes the 27-year-old will adjust under Sarri.

Eden Hazard says Kante is ‘very important’ for Chelsea (Getty Images)

‘He’s very important, believe me,’ Hazard told Chelsea’s official website.

‘The way the manager wants him to play is a bit different to last year and two years ago, but I think he can adapt.

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‘He’s clever on the pitch and in midfield he’s one of the best in the world, we all know that.

‘He’s won almost everything so we need him and he will show the best of N’Golo soon.’

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