Why is N’Golo Kante not playing today for Chelsea vs Norwich City? The Midfielder has not even been announced in the bench for the Premier League encounter.
Chelsea will travel today to Carrow Road for their Premier League encounter against Norwich City. The Blues are yet to register a win in the current campaign and will look to open their account against the Canaries. However, they will miss the services of sensational midfielder N’Golo Kante.
Chelsea announced their squad about an hour ago and many noticed the absence of Kante in the team sheet.
This led to many asking ‘Why is N’Golo Kante not playing today for Chelsea vs Norwich City?’
Well it seems that the French International is nursing an ankle injury.
“N’Golo Kante has got an injury he has carried all week,” Frank Lampard said yesterday– as quoted by the club’s official website.
“We are going to assess that over the next 24 hours to see if he’s fit. It’s an ankle sprain.”
Frank says N'Golo Kante has an injury and will be assessed before the Norwich game. It is hoped Antonio Rudiger will be fit and available next week.#NORCHE
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 23, 2019
Chelsea started their campaign with a 4-0 loss at Old Trafford. While they didn’t perform as bad as the scoreline suggests, they were clearly missing the bite in their game. Kante’s inclusion in the next game against Liverpool revealed just how important he was to the blues.
There was not a blade of grass in the field that the midfielder did not cover. He ran up and down tirelessly and received praise for his commitment by manager Lampard after the game.
Chelsea will hope that the team can rally in his absence and record their first win of the season and the first in Lampard’s era today.
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