N’Golo Kante was substituted in the 12th minute of Monday night’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester United.
N’Golo Kante is about two or three weeks away from the pitch by a muscle injury, This injury forced him to retire on Monday during the classic of the Premier League against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge (0-2).
The 28-year-old Frenchman had to be substituted in just 12′ After taking a knock, he was unable to continue and had to be replaced by Mason Mount.
Kante will miss some matches like (Tottenham on Saturday with fourth place in play and the visit to Bournemouth on February 29), as well as the first leg of the knockout round of the final Champions League at home against Bayern Munich and the no less exciting confrontation against Liverpool in the same round of the FA Cup (March 3).
Therefore, the loss of Kante comes in a decisive phase for Chelsea, which will play in the coming weeks its future in the Premier, where it sees the fourth place in danger by reducing Tottenham its advantage to a single point of advantage, in the Champions and in the FA Cup.
Kante could return to the pitch on March 8 on the occasion of the league match against Everton at Stamford Bridge or, if Lampard prefers not to precipitate his return, facing the displacement before Aston Villa on March 14, on the eve of the list to be announced by the French coach, Didier Deschamps, for the friendlies against Ukraine (March 27) and Finland (March 31).
The 28-year-old Frenchman is the heartbeat of Chelsea’s side since he joined the club in 2016, through the managerial reigns of Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri, and now Frank Lampard.
Injuries have already troubled Frenchman on several occasions this season, like ankle problems causing him to miss 4 games across August and September.