Chelsea set for late call on Kante fitness

Ngolo Kante’s injury is not as bad as first feared, meaning the midfielder could still start in the Europa League final for Chelsea.

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Ngolo Kante’s injury is not as bad as first feared, meaning the midfielder could still start in the Europa League final for Chelsea.

The final takes place on Wednesday night in Baku at 11pm local time, and Sarri is already without Antonio Rudiger, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi through injury.

So when it was revealed Kante may also miss the final, fears amongst Chelsea fans grew as they were set to field a much depleted midfield.

But it has been mooted by Sarri that Kante may still be fit to take part in the game. With the Italian managers future in doubt, he would hope to give himself the best opportunity to end his reign with silverware, and Kante is key to achieving that.

Despite playing in a move advanced role, the Frenchman continues to impress. He has managed to improve his goal contributions by beating his previous season best tally’s for both goals and assist.

Sarri revealed to the media Kante’s current state;

“Kante had a little problem on Saturday, a very little problem within his knee,” Sarri told a news conference on Tuesday.

“The problem is the timing because we had only four days. We are trying. It’s not really a very serious injury. We have the problem of the three or four days to try and recover him.

“At the moment we don’t know. We will try. We will try to the last moment, so we will try tomorrow. But we don’t know at the moment.”

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