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Paul Merson says Chelsea play like Arsenal when N'Golo Kante is missing

“The main thing that concerns me is if N'Golo Kante doesn't play they are like Arsenal without the ball,” he told Sky Sports.

Nov.02 - SportLand: Chelsea are just like Arsenal when N’Golo Kante is out of action, according to Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson. The Blues face Manchester United on Sunday knowing a defeat to former manager Jose Mourinho will see them drop further out of the title race.

Chelsea have missed midfield maestro Kante in recent weeks, with the France international currently sidelined with a hamstring injury.

And Merson thinks that, without him, the Blues seem fragile in the middle of the park - just like Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal.

“The main thing that concerns me is if N'Golo Kante doesn't play they are like Arsenal without the ball,” he told Sky Sports.   

Chelsea are currently stuck in a rut after being thumped 3-0 by Serie A giants Roma in midweek.