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N’Golo Kanté forced out of France game with apparent hamstring injury

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We were having a pretty good Saturday of international action, with Nigeria qualifying for the World Cup and Belgium playing out a hilarious seven-goal goalfest in Bosnia ... and then suddenly we were having a disastrous Saturday as N’Golo Kanté was forced to leave France’s match against Bulgaria with what looked like a hamstring injury just past the half-hour mark.

“Bad news” is the understatement of the season, Robin.

Yeah, that’s what we thought with Morata, too, that it wasn’t too serious since he was able to walk off under his own power and yet that turned out to be a grade 2 strain that’s likely to rule him out for a month, if not longer.

So now we hold our breaths and pray to anything and everything that Kanté truly isn’t that hurt and he won’t miss too much time. Chelsea’s schedule is busy but a bit easier in October than in September but losing Kanté is just the worst, even if Danny Drinkwater should finally be available to play following his back-to-back injuries.

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