€100m-rated Chelsea injured star will miss the game with Bayern
Chelsea manager has reportedly suffered a big injury blow as Blues star N’Golo Kante could be facing three weeks on the sidelines. France international lasted only 11 minutes against Man United on Monday night, as he appeared to pick up a muscle problem.
With so many crucial matches coming up for Chelsea, the last thing that Frank needed at this stage is to be without his combative and influential midfield star. Unfortunately for him, that’s exactly what he’s now facing, who report that N’Golo suffered a grade 2 adductor injury and could now be facing up to three weeks on the sidelines to get treatment.
Should that recovery timeline prove to be accurate, that would see Kante miss crunch matches with Tottenham, Bournemouth, Bayern Munich and Liverpool in the FA Cup.
With the London club now just a point ahead of the chasing pack in the Premier League standings in the battle for Champions League qualification, the last thing that they needed is to lose any of their key footballers as they can ill-afford any more slip-ups.
With L’Equipe adding that the 28-year-old midfielder could come back to face Everton on March 8, those are still two decisive league matches he’ll be absent for as well as the first leg with Bayern in their Champions League round-of-16 tie and the encounter with the Reds as they look to keep their title hopes alive.
Given the nature of the injury too, it’s not one that Blues will take any risks with, and they will not rush the French midfielder back as the last thing they’ll want is to see him aggravate the problem and be ruled out for even longer.