LONDON – Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has suffered an ankle injury and is a doubt for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Norwich City, manager Frank Lampard has said.
Kante’s unavailability could be a significant blow to the London side, who have struggled defensively and already conceded five goals in their opening two league matches of the season.
“Kante has got an injury, so we will assess that over 24 hours. It is an ankle strain,” Lampard told a news conference on Friday.
Chelsea will be without first-choice central defender Antonio Rudiger, who has been on the sidelines since suffering a knee injury at the end of last season.
“Rudiger not fit yet, hopefully next week,” Lampard added.