Chelsea expect N’Golo Kanté injury to rule him out of Crystal Palace trip

• Kanté suffered hamstring problem playing for France in Bulgaria
• Striker Álvaro Morata also set to miss Palace game with injury

Chelsea are waiting to assess the severity of a hamstring injury sustained by N’Golo Kanté in France’s World Cup qualifying win in Bulgaria on Saturday but expect to be without the midfielder and Álvaro Morata for Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace.

Kanté hobbled off in the 34th minute of the game in Sofia, which France won 1-0, and was withdrawn from Didier Deschamps’ squad for Tuesday’s final group game against Belarus. The midfielder, who has been nominated in France Football’s 30 contenders to win this year’s Ballon d’Or, hurt the hamstring in his left leg but has yet to return to Cobham, where he will assessed by Chelsea’s medical staff.

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• Kanté suffered hamstring problem playing for France in Bulgaria• Striker Álvaro Morata also set to miss Palace game with injuryChelsea are waiting to assess the severity of a hamstring injury sustained by N’Golo Kanté in France’s World Cup qualifying win in Bulgaria on Saturday but expect to be without the midfielder and Álvaro Morata for Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace.Kanté hobbled off in the 34th minute of the game in Sofia, which France won 1-0, and was withdrawn from Didier Deschamps’ squad for Tuesday’s final group game against Belarus. The midfielder, who has been nominated in France Football’s 30 contenders to win this year’s Ballon d’Or, hurt the hamstring in his left leg but has yet to return to Cobham, where he will assessed by Chelsea’s medical staff. Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/09/chelsea-ngolo-kante-injury-crystal-palace-alvaro-morata

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