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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard revealed after the 2-1 loss to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night that Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante will return to training in two or three days.
Kante picked up latest injury while on international duty with France and has missed Chelsea’s last four games.
When asked about Kante, Lampard responded: “Training in the next two or three days. Hopefully, before the international break. It’s important, he’s a top player.”
Kante’s injury meant Lampard had to play Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic in central midfield against Manchester United.
Lampard added: “I’d have liked to have given Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic a rest tonight because of the work they’ve put in, but I couldn’t today because of N’Golo, Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek long-term. I couldn’t make the changes I wanted to today. It is what it is.”