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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has struggled with injuries so far this season, with the France international playing in just four of the Blues’ opening eight league games this campaign.
Kante was named in France’s starting XI to face Iceland but dropped out of the side with a muscle problem.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard must have been sweating over his fitness after he dropped out of the France starting line up to face Iceland with injury.
France boss Didier Deschamps has now revealed that it was a minor injury to the Chelsea midfielder and nothing to worry about.
“He felt a pain in the adductor
muscle,” said the France boss after the match.
“He had a feeling where he did not feel comfortable to play.
“I made the decision [to pull him from the squad], because maybe it could get even worse. I knew Moussa would be ready.”
Asked whether he would play for France against Turkey on Monday, he added: “I do not think it’s too serious for NG [Kante], but I do not have an answer tonight.”
France eventually won the game 1-0 thanks to a penalty scored by Olivier Giroud.