N’Golo Kante Won’t Be Rushed Back From Injury

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante picked up a hamstring problem and missed win over Brighton on Saturday.

Kante had only just returned to action following a sprained ankle injury.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists the France international won’t be rushed after his latest injury setback.

Lampard said: “My feeling is that he has played a lot and that’s because he has been so successful and so important to the teams he has been in. At the minute, he has injuries.

“This little niggle he had is a small, small injury. We just need to get it right.

“We are just careful and it is my duty to work with him. The medical team are working so hard with him.

“I have been there as a player and, if you miss a pre-season through an injury in particular, then you are playing catch-up.

“At the moment he is playing catch-up and that’s no fault of his own.

“He has played four seasons now full-on, game after game with international tournaments.

“So, it is right to be a bit careful. Let’s be happy. We got a result here, we are doing okay.

“With N’Golo, when we do get him to where we want him to be, we will be stronger with him.”

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