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Jose Mourinho: Why I deployed Robert Kenedy at left-back


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says the way Norwich City lined up at the back was the reason why he deployed Robert Kenedy at left-back.

The 19-year-old was one of the most impressive players for the Blues in their 1-0 win against the Canaries.

The Portuguese went on to praise all his offensive players as his team registered a much-needed win on Saturday afternoon.

"He's an attacking player, he was playing in a position where he wasn't really a left-back," Mourinho explained.

"We were ready for them to come and play with four at the back, which they did, but we were also ready for them to play with five at the back which they did against Man City, so I wanted to have a player in that position who could adapt to both situations.

"If they played with five at the back I would have played with three at the back and used Kenedy as a left winger. When they came with four we knew what we had to do.

"[But] I think everybody played well; between Eden, Pedro and Willian they had a good dynamic.

"Eden created chances for us which was important, and also for his confidence. Again, he's a player who hasn't been performing especially well and every top player who isn't playing well feels it more than the others."

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