Injury update on Kante and Kovacic ahead of Newcastle game

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Chelsea midfielders N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic suffered injuries while on international duties with their various countries.

After being named in the starting XI in France’s EURO 2020 qualifiers against Iceland, Kante picked up an injury during the pre match warm-up.

Kovacic picked an injury during Croatia’s game against Wales following a challenge from Tottenham’s Ben Davies.

The Athletic’s Simon Johnson has now provided an injury update on both players.

According to Johnson, Kante is a doubt for Chelsea’s game against Newcastle after picking up a groin injury. Kovacic has a minor leg problem but the midfielder could be available for selection for the game against Newcastle.

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