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.
I’ve got some bad news. I’m not sure if anyone else has reported it but N’Golo picked up a knock in training yesterday on his knee. How bad it is hasn’t been found out yet, hopefully it’s not bad #CFC— CarefreeYouth (@CarefreeYouth) May 26, 2019
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.
After some asking about it looks like this could be a very serious one. I really hope I’m wrong! Get well soon @nglkante— CarefreeYouth (@CarefreeYouth) May 26, 2019
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.