The head coach explained: "I want to play a central midfielder who is a very technical player, so for me, the central midfielder is Jorginho or (Cesc) Fabregas. It was only a reaction to the difficulties".
Sarri spoke to the media at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday to confirm that both Eden Hazard and Victor Moses will be unavailable for the fixture.
Apart from being the first defeat of the season, this was also the first time during the campaign that Maurizio Sarri's team have looked so dysfunctional and disjointed.
"But Kante has to stay near to Jorginho, especially when the ball is on the other side". But Kante has to stay near to Jorginho.
"I talked player by player". He's getting in there, he's putting good balls into the box. "I had a meeting of 10 minutes, five minutes, individual", he said.
"In the last match, the problem was the team, not one or two players", he said.
Cesc Fabregas has enjoyed a successful period at Chelsea
"If you have no determination, maybe you have no motivation, and if you have no motivation, maybe you have no clear target in mind". The report adds that Bayern missed out on Sancho and don't want to lose out on someone they see as a future replacement for Franck Ribery.
Kante is universally respected as one of, if not the, best defensive midfielders in the world and his ability to read the game, intercept and start attacking moves from his own half was a main contributing factor in the successes had at Leicester City, Chelsea and this summer with France at the World Cup.
She admitted it is hard for him to break into the Chelsea side but says Sarri must find a way to give him more game time.
Sarri made 10 changes to the team that lost to Tottenham, but they looked cohesive and comfortable in possession from the outset.
Hudson-Odoi beat PAOK goalkeeper Alexandros Paschalakis at his near post with a low shot in the 60th minute for his first senior goal and become the Europa League's youngest scorer since 2009, celebrating the moment in front of a delighted Stamford Bridge.