Lampard’s cousin reveals what the Chelsea manager will do to Kante for declining to train with the team

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The coronavirus pandemic has brought a lot of fear to many players, and not many are comfortable with the decision for football to resume while the pandemic is still out there.

The phase one of Premier League’s training has resumed, and the Project Restart is aiming for the league to resume in June.

Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, took part in Tuesday’s training, but was surprisingly absent from training on Wednesday, as he chose to train at home.

The World Cup winner cited not feeling comfortable as the reason for the decision.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp and cousin to the Blues boss Frank Lampard, has admitted that the Chelsea manager will respect Kante’s decision.

“It’s so difficult for players right now,” Redknapp told The Football Show on Sky Sports.

“A lot of them are keen to come and get started, but there will be others like N’Golo Kante who are nervous, and are looking at underlying health problems, and believe if they come back and give the virus to someone, how would they feel about that going forward?

“If he says he doesn’t want to play, I think Frank Lampard would be the first to say that’s fine, but there will be a lot of players who are nervous to say they’re not comfortable because they’re worried about the repercussions, people who’ll say you should play, you should be out there, you earn this much money.”

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