Frank Lampard is determined on getting N’Golo Kante back to full fitness through this temporary absence from football.
Football is tipped to resume soon following the coronavirus pandemic and players are training behind closed doors and nursing their injuries from the season.
A break from the demanding schedule will surely increase the speed of recovery and Lampard believes Kante is ready to make a strong comeback. The Frenchman has become an integral part of Chelsea, no matter who the manager is. However, his season has been blighted by injuries, forcing him to miss a significant amount of games.
“I think N’Golo Kante is a great example. Obviously he played four or five incredible seasons in succession,” Lampard told BT Sport. “He’s been used quite rightly by his managers a lot. But this season he has only about 40 percent of our game and even then I have felt for him. I have really felt for him. He’s been a huge miss for us but looking forward, whenever a restart comes, we want to get him in the best shape.”
In absence of Kante, Billy Gilmour has enjoyed some playing time and broken out as a star at Stamford Bridge. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is also due to make a comeback after missing a long period with an Achilles injury. Lampard will finally be able to test out all of his midfield options and pick his best men going forward.