Chelsea key midfielder N’Golo Kante has undergone initial scans on Tuesday which indicated a Grade 2 groin tear.
The injury is likely to keep the French international on the sidelines for at least three weeks – another huge injury blow at a crucial time of the season for manager Frank Lampard.
Kante is now set to miss the following fixtures for Chelsea: against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday, Bournemouth in the Premier League, and the FA Cup with round clash against Liverpool on Tuesday, March 3rd, and even possibly the following league clash at home to Everton.
Lampard had been worried about Kante’s injury after the 2-0 defeat by United on Monday.
“It’s an adductor injury, so we’ll have to assess it, scan it,” he said.
“But it doesn’t look great, doesn’t look great at the minute.”
Asked if it is related to a previous injury, Lampard added: ‘I don’t know that yet for sure.
”I wouldn’t want to give you that information. I know it’s the same leg, so it’s similar.”
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