Frank Lampard has confirmed N’Golo’s Kante hamstring injury.
The midfielder got injured during the Watford game, where Chelsea won 3-0. However, this spells out bad news for the next fixture with Crystal Palace. Kante unfortunately won’t be able to appear for the upcoming Tuesday match.
“He’s got a small hamstring injury so we will see how that goes,” Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said of the French midfielder.
“Hopefully it is not too bad but it comes with the territory of this tight restart and tight run of games.
“A lack of pre-season and we have to rely on the squad. There will be players that come in and can perform for us as well. But it is the same for everybody.”
With the 3-2 West Ham defeat, Lampard was however glad that the team picked itself up – the likes of Pulisic, Mount and Barkley – and managed to jump back up with a win against Watford.
“Today, there was a bit of pressure to get back to fourth and we produced, so get used to that pressure — whatever way it looks — because it’s going to be tough all the way through,” Lampard said.
“Every game is going to be pressure now. West Ham was pressure because we knew we could go third. It’s a different kind of pressure. But it’s still the same it’s how you focus on the game and the job in hand,” Lampard told reporters.
“We can’t get too caught up in what everyone else does at the moment and we did that well tonight. There was no nonsense. It was good, we started bright and carried on and got the small details right at both ends of the pitch.”