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Kante out with injury, to miss Chelsea’s visit to Palace



Kante out with injury, to miss Chelsea's visit to Palace

Premier League champions, Chelsea say midfielder N’Golo Kante will be missing for another three weeks after picking up a hamstring injury last weekend.

While on international duty, the 26-year old limped out of the field as France secured a win against Bulgaria in a World Cup qualifier.

The Blues manager Antonio Conte says Kante will need a scan, adding that fellow midfielder Danny Drinkwater is “progressing well” from his calf injury but is not ready to make his debut.

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“He is a big loss for us because we know very well the importance of Kante to our team,” said Conte.

“We don’t have another player with his characteristics. “We may have to adapt some defenders into midfielders.”

Chelsea face bottom club Crystal Palace on Saturday, with hope of adding to the misery of the Roy Hodgson’s side, who are yet to score a goal or earn a point in the league this season.


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