€80m-rated Chelsea star could miss rest of the campaign

The London giants have not set a time frame for N’Golo Kante’s come back to training and would be open to allowing the midfielder to miss the rest of the campaign. France international took part in Tuesday’s session but was absent on Wednesday and Thursday amid concerns about his health during the covid-19 crisis.

Premier League is intent on resuming by the middle of next month, amid the fears raised by increasing several footballers, including the likes of England international Danny Rose and Watford captain Troy Deeney.

N’Golo passed out in front of teammates at Blues training ground back in March 2018, while the player’s brother died of a heart attack two years ago.

Kante’s decision to skip training was given the unequivocal backing of is coach Frank Lampard and Blues will continue to lend their full support and could even permit the midfielder to miss the rest of the Premier League season.

Blues have nine fixtures left to play and, with a three-point advantage over Man United, are currently in the box seat to cement the final Champions League qualifying place. The 29-year-old midfielder’s campaign had already been interrupted by a series of niggling injuries.

Earlier this month Chelsea boss admitted he felt sorry for his overworked midfielder and had been hopeful that an extended break would afford the World Cup winner the chance to regain full fitness.

He said: ‘N’Golo Kante has played four or five incredible seasons in terms of his success and he’s been used quite rightly by his managers a lot.’

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