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N’Golo Kanté picks up knee injury in training — reports

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...and it could be “very serious”, even...

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Well, this time there’s on charity friendly on another continent to blame. This time, it just might be bad luck.

According to multiple reports, N’Golo Kanté picked up a knee injury in training today (Sunday), just one day before Chelsea were set to depart for Baku, Azerbaijan to play in Wednesday’s Europa League final.

The first report came from @CarefreeYouth, who’s usually on top of these training ground happenings.

This was then backed up by Goal’s Nizaar Kinsella, confirming that Kanté suffered a “knock” to his knee.

To make matters worse, @CarefreeYouth is now saying that the injury might actually be fairly serious, though there is no second source for this one yet.

Kanté was on his way to recovering from the hamstring injury he suffered at the beginning fo the month, which ruled him out of Chelsea’s last few games as well as the trip to the USA. Maurizio Sarri had been “optimistic” that the all-important midfielder would be able to start against Arsenal on Wednesday.

This is the worst.