Europa League: Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante doubtful for final against Arsenal after sustaining knee injury, say reports

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is a doubt for Wednesday’s Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku after sustaining a knee injury in training over the weekend, according to British media reports.

Reuters May 27, 2019 16:30:48 IST
Europa League: Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante doubtful for final against Arsenal after sustaining knee injury, say reports
  • The France international missed Chelsea’s previous two games with a hamstring injury but returned to training last week

  • Kante had twisted his knee during a training session on Saturday and was not likely to recover in time for the final

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is a doubt for Wednesday’s Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku after sustaining a knee injury in training over the weekend, according to British media reports.

Europa League Chelsea midfielder NGolo Kante doubtful for final against Arsenal after sustaining knee injury say reports

File image of N'Golo Kante. Reuters

The France international missed Chelsea’s previous two games with a hamstring injury but returned to training last week and manager Maurizio Sarri was confident he would be fit for the club’s season-ending showpiece in the Azerbaijan capital.

Both the Times and Guardian newspapers reported that Kante had twisted his knee during a training session on Saturday and was not likely to recover in time for the final.

The 28-year-old’s absence is a blow for Sarri, who is already without the services of defender Antonio Rudiger, midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek and winger Callum Hudson-Odoi due to injuries.

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