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N’Golo Kante hasn’t played consecutive games for Chelsea this season with the midfielder struggling with injuries.
Ahead of the game against Southampton this weekend, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard revealed Kante came through the midweek Champions League contest against Lille unscathed and is in contention to play consecutive Chelsea games for the first time since August.
“It’s something we’ll have to watch over the next 24, 48 hours to make sure he’s okay,” said Lampard.
“All the players are on a semi-recovery programme after the Lille game but it’s also the fact he hasn’t played much.
“In terms of the injury, he’s fine and there was no fallout with that from the Lille game so it’s just about making sure he’s fit and ready, which is a call for me to make.”