Chelsea boss Frank Lampard reveals N’Golo Kante injury setback ahead of Super Cup against Liverpool - football

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard reveals N’Golo Kante injury setback ahead of Super Cup against Liverpool



N’Golo Kante suffered a fresh injury during Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester United (Picture: Getty)
Frank Lampard has revealed that N’Golo Kante sustained ‘another small injury’ in Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester United and is a doubt for their Super Cup clash against Liverpool.
Kante, 28, flew home early from July’s pre-season tour of Japan with a knee injury and was not deemed fit enough to start at Old Trafford, but came on as a 73rd-minute substitute as Chelsea were hammered 4-0 by United on Sunday afternoon.
While Kante remained on the field until full-time, Lampard claims the midfielder suffered a fresh injury problem and is cautious over his chances of featuring at the Besiktas Park in Istanbul. The France international, who has also struggled with hamstring issues this summer, will be assessed by Chelsea’s medical staff before Wednesday night’s clash.
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Asked why Kante started among Chelsea’s substitutes against United, Lampard explained: ‘Kante was [out] purely because he had an injury. I am very aware of how important he is.
‘He picked up another small injury in the game, so we are assessing that.
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