The winning World Cup midfielder was below average when his team lost their unbeaten Premier League record to the Spurs on Saturday.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been criticized by two former Premier League stars for his deal with N & # 39; Golo Kante, who they believe is playing in the "wrong position".
Kante has established himself as one of the world's elite defensive midfielders in recent seasons, having appeared on the scene with Leicester City.
The consecutive titles of the Premier League with the Fox and Chelsea consolidated their reputation, while Kante also had a leading role in the victory of the World Cup in France this summer.
But he has been removed from the position since the arrival of Jorginho de Napoli, the old club of Sarri.
Chelsea's faults were revealed in Saturday's 3-1 loss to Tottenham, and both Jamie Carragher and David Ginola focused on Kante's problems.
"Jorginho will not move from that position, he is Sarri's man and he has built his system around him, Kante is not moving because he signed a massive contract," Carragher explained. Sky Sports.
"Jorginho has been excellent this season, and the teams have to change their system and style to counter Jorginho, so that shows how good the player is and how important it has been for Chelsea."
"Kante is a very average player in the position he is playing now, I just saw a normal midfielder, when he plays here (in Jorginho's role) I see someone who is world class.
"What are you doing as a coach?" For me, I never think that this balance of the midfield looks good with Kovacic there.
"It's pretty simple, and I'm not sure if Sarri is stuck at 4-3-3, but plays like a midfield two, and plays Barkley or Willian on the No.10 role, so it's more than a 4-2" . -3-1. "
Gusla, former star of the Spurs and Newcastle United, went even further in his criticism of Chelsea for the misuse of a "quality" player.
"Kante in the French team plays right in the middle, when you have a quality player like Kante, you play in the middle," the Frenchman said of his compatriot.
"That's where he's better." For the French team he had a great World Cup, we did not talk much about N & # 39; Golo Kante because he's very modest and very humble.
"If you take him away from the French team, he does not look the same, this position in modern football is the key position, if tomorrow he were a manager, my first thought would be" Who is going to play this position? "
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"For me, Chelsea are wrong to play Kante in the position they are in. They are wrong, Kante in that position is not good."
Saturday's defeat saw Chelsea lose ground at Manchester City and Liverpool, pioneers of the Premier League, who recorded easy wins over the weekend to remain undefeated so far this season.
The Blues, who delivered their own undefeated record to the Spurs, now stand seven points behind City, while also seeing Tottenham jump to third.