Chelsea Midfielder N`Golo Kante To Miss Sheffield United Clash

N`Golo Kante Miss Sheffield United Clash

NGolo Kante has not recovered from an ankle injury and will miss Saturdays Premier League encounter with Sheffield United, manager Frank Lampard said on Friday.

The Chelsea midfielder missed the 3-2 victory over promoted Norwich City last weekend and was not called up by France manager Didier Deschamps for next month`s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Albania and Andorra.

“Kante is not fit. Its a continuation of his ankle problem. He wont be travelling with the French squad either,” Lampard told a news conference.

“I had a conversation with Deschamps and we both agreed it was the best thing for him, so let`s try and get him fit over the break.

“Its a setback, but my focus is on making sure hes okay. He`s had four years of constant football at an incredibly high level, energy level, output level. We have to get it right.”

Victory at Carrow Road was Chelsea`s first under new manager Lampard and the former England international said a weight had been lifted from their shoulders.

“It certainly helped, not just me but the staff as well to get the first win. We have a huge uplift in that and theres a lot to work on. We cant rest on that win,” Lampard added.

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The Blades have four points from three games but were beaten by Leicester City last time out.

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