Big blow for Chelsea and Kante
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante could miss upcoming clashes with Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Liverpool after suffering an injury against Manchester United.
Kante has been a pivotal player for Chelsea since joining from Leicester back in 2016.
The Frenchman has been arguably their most important player but has struggled with injuries this season.
Kante struggled with his fitness early on in the campaign, but looked to shake off his problems towards the backend of 2019.
However, Kante suffered an injury during the clash with Manchester United on Monday, forcing him to be withdrawn.
Now, L’Equipe have seemingly revealed how long Kante will be out for.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY – AUGUST 14: Andrew Robertson of Liverpool and Ngolo Kante of Chelsea during the UEFA Super Cup Final fixture between Liverpool and Chelsea at Vodafone Park on August 14, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)
Kante could miss Spurs, Bournemouth, Bayern and Liverpool
According to L’Equipe, Kante will miss up to three weeks of games due to a grade two adductor tear.
That, simply put, is a humongous blow for Chelsea.
Within that period, Chelsea face off against Tottenham and Bournemouth in the Premier League, as well as Bayern in the Champions League and Liverpool in the FA Cup.
Being without possibly their most important player for those games could have a huge effect on Chelsea’s results.
L’Equipe suggests that Kante could return for the clash with Everton on March 8, ‘or more likely’ the Aston Villa game on March 14.
As a result, the French outlet speculates Kante should be fit to feature for his country during the international break at the end of March.