N’Golo Kante suffered a hamstring injury while on international duty with France and his injury would leave a huge gap in the central midfield position for the Blues, with Cesc Fabregas and Tiemoue Bakayako the only fit midfielders.
Former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins has revealed his anger now that Kante is injured especially at the sale of Nemanja Matic who’s now doing well at Manchester United.
“I’m annoyed he’s [Nemanja Matic] been allowed to leave Stamford Bridge,” Wilkins told Sky Sports.
“Kante has injured himself the other night with his thigh, we don’t know if he will be playing at the weekend.
“Matic for me is the best holding midfield player, one of the best in the world anyway. I’m very sad that he’s left.”
However, former Blue Graeme Le Saux disagreed with Wilkins as he explained to Starsport: “I believe Bakayoko has what it takes, he has enormous amounts of potential but just needs to gain some Premier League experience and display some consistency as injuries have held him back a bit so far.
“That isn’t to take away from what Matic offers a club as a player however, as the impact he’s had at Manchester United is there for all to see.”