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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante limped out of Chelsea’s final home game of the season against Watford with a hamstring injury and has missed Chelsea’s last two games.
The Frenchman remained in London as Chelsea made their trip to the east coast of America to face New England Revolution in a charity game, and he’s been working on his fitness while his team-mates went to the United States.
With Loftus-Cheek injured and now likely to miss the Europa League final in Baku on May 29, Maurizio Sarri will be desperate to get Kante back for the game against Arsenal, and according to a report by the Daily Mail, the World Cup winner is winning his fitness battle to be fit in time for the final.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri took the blame for Kante’s injury in the game against Watford in Chelsea’s final Premier League home game of the season at Stamford Bridge.
“He has a problem with his hamstring, but I think I made a mistake, he should have rested today,” Sarri said.
“Sometimes it’s difficult to put someone on the bench so important like Eden Hazard or Kante – it’s a risk.
“We will wait for the morning, it’s very difficult to recover for the next two matches. We have to recover him for the final.”
However, Kante doesn’t think it was Sarri’s fault as he admitted that he was fine before the game.
Speaking about the injury, Kante said: “I had no problem [before the game], I was fine and it just happened,” before adding: “After a difficult time in the league we have the opportunity to finish well with third position, so the final game in the league will be an important one against Leicester and we still have the second leg of the Europa League and we still have to qualify for the final.”