N’GOLO KANTE has reportedly suffered an injury setback and is sidelined for Chelsea’s next five games.
The 31-year-old Frenchman will now also be a potential doubt for the World Cup from November 20.
L’Equipe report that the Blues midfielder has relapsed after suffering a hamstring injury.
Didier Deschamps will name his French squad for the showcase in Qatar in just under three weeks.
Kante last played in mid-August, limping in the 2-2 draw against Tottenham on August 14.
Chelsea fans were hoping to have him back soon after he returned to training with the first-team.
The Stamford Bridge outfit plays NINE Play in a grueling October and need all the help they can get.
But Graham Potter revealed the ace collapsed in training earlier in the week.
Chelsea’s medical team are now awaiting the test result to assess the damage.
Potter said, “N’Golo, we’re just waiting – he had a reaction in training, so we’re just waiting for word of that.
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“It’s certainly not ideal and it’s disappointing for him and for us. We’ll have to wait and see the scale and move on from there.”
Meanwhile, a new report has claimed Kante does NOT want to leave Chelsea next summer.
He is available on a free transfer in 2023 when his Blues contract expires.
Negotiations between Kante and the west Londoners have stalled over the length of a potential extension.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6439180/ngolo-kante-world-cup-injury-chelsea/ N’Golo Kante faces World Cup heartbreak after the Chelsea star suffered an injury setback just five weeks before Qatar 2022