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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has had his fair share of injury battles since last season, and having only recently returned to full fitness and also in very good form, Kante appeared to have picked up an injury while on international duty with France.
The combative Blues midfielder played the entire 90 minutes for France in the World Cup qualifying game, as they played a 1-1 draw against Ukraine on Wednesday evening.
Kante did not appear to be carrying an injury at the end of the game, but further examinations on Thursday have revealed that he has suffered an injury to his left hamstring.
A statement from the French national team read: “N’Golo Kante will not take part in the next two matches of the French team on Sunday in Kazakhstan and three days later in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
“The Chelsea midfielder felt a pain in the hamstrings of the left thigh at the very end of the match against Ukraine on Wednesday at the Stade de France.”
Chelsea fans had feared for the worst following news of Kante’s injury, but the good news is that the Frenchman won’t be out of action for long, and could be available for next weekend’s Premier League game against West Brom.
The big challenge however is to keep Kante fit for the rest of the campaign, as we enter the toughest phase of the season.