Frank Lampard is facing an injury nightmare at Chelsea as N’Golo Kante may miss this weekends game through injury too.
According to the Daily Mail, N’Golo Kante is now a doubt for Chelsea in Saturday’s away game at Norwich.
The game at Norwich’s Carrow Road Stadium is an early kick off lunchtime game.
The only problem is it may come a little too early for some of Frank Lampard’s players. namely N’Golo Kante.
It is understood, that Kante has suffered an ankle injury and this has now cast doubt on his availability.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said:
“N’Golo Kante has got an injury that he has carried all week so we are going to assess that over the next 24 hours as to whether if he is fit.”
Even though German centre-back Anotonio Rudiger played an entire U23 game as part of his innjury recovery, he is not senior team match fit yet.
“Rudiger is not yet fit.”
“Hopefully for next week. I think they are the only changes from where we were last week.”
There was talk of Pedro having a problem, after missing training earlier in the week., but Lampard clarified, that it was really a matter of rest after such an energetic contribution.
“Because we had as we know a busy week and three games of which Pedro contributed a lot physically.”
“He had a couple of small aches.”
“Nothing really, but it was a precaution to take him out of training for a couple of days. However, he’s trained for the last two days.”
Chelsea has yet to win a competitive game under Lampard. The Supercup defeat to Liverpool, an opening day thrashing from United, and a draw against Leicester.
There is a concern and he is intent on winning and succeeding but expects more from himself and his team.
“Those are concerns in effect.”
“We have had two games in the league. One, I thought we played well but made mistakes to lose.”
“A draw against a good Leicester team.”
“Of course, we want more. This is the Premier League but we want to win a game, of course.”
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