N’Golo Kante has delivered a major blow to Chelsea’s preparations for the Europa League final.
Kante is set to miss the showdown with Arsenal in Baku after suffering a knee injury in training on Saturday.
France midfielder Kante had been recovering from a calf injury and had stepped up his training in the hope of making Wednesday’s final.
But Kante has now suffered another setback which is a serious worry for Maurizio Sarri who has a growing injury list for the game.
Chelsea ’s doctors are making checks on how bad Kante’s injury is but it seems likely to rule him out of the final.
Antonio Rudiger, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are definitely out and Kante would be a huge worry as he is a key player for Chelsea.
It could leave Chelsea with limited options beyond Jorginho, Ross Barkley and Matteo Kovacic in midfield.
Chelsea leave today/tomorrow (Monday) for Baku with Arsenal having jetted out on Saturday to begin their preparations.
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