Chelsea suffer N’Golo Kante injury blow during Juventus Champions League clash



Chelsea have been handed a worrying injury blow against Juventus with N’Golo Kante forced off the pitch.

The Frenchman, who was selected to start in the heart of midfield against the Italian giants, was withdrawn before half-time for the Blues and was replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

He went straight down the Stamford Bridge tunnel as the Blues lost one of their key players for the remainder of the tie against Juve.

It remains to be seen how serious his injury is but there was a positive in that the midfielder was able to walk off of the field by himself.

Nevertheless, it will put his inclusion for the weekend in doubt with Chelsea set to take on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

He would also add to Thomas Tuchel’s somewhat worrying list of injuries with the likes of Mateo Kovacic and Kai Havertz already ruled out, whilst Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner have only just returned from their respective problems.

Kante himself has also been suffering with a number of problems throughout the season. He missed a few games with a groin injury, whilst also being left on the sidelines having tested positive for Covid-19.

Chelsea fans have already been expressing their concern at the prospect of losing Kante ahead of this weekend’s clash against the Red Devils.

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Here are the best of their thoughts from social media:

@cfcven: Let’s hope for a quick recovery

@audzamash: I hope Kante is okay, we need him on Sunday

@Sh4zam_: Hope Kante fit for Sunday game against Man United

@georgelamps: Kante out before a united game

@siilvacfc: Hope Kante is okay





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