N’Golo Kanté did not last past the 10th minute in Chelsea’s final home game of the Premier League season, limping off with an apparent hamstring injury against Watford.
N'Golo Kante gets a standing ovation from Stamford Bridge and applauds the fans back, the look of disappointment on his face was very noticable.— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) May 5, 2019
Kanté, as usual, started alongside Jorginho and Mateo Kovačić, with a potential third place up for grabs in the Premier League, but appeared to hurt himself when running lead on a counter from corner. David Luiz’s long ball just missed the midfield runner over the top, and in stretching to get there, Kanté could have possibly to have strained something.
Either way, Kanté was unable to carry on, taking a seat and motioning towards the bench and pointing at his right hamstring. Ruben Loftus-Cheek was up immediately and came on shortly after.
As important as this game is, the more concerning part is that Kanté could miss all the remaining games this season, including Thursday’s Europa League semifinal second leg (and potential final two weeks after) and Sunday’s Premier League finale. Chelsea need to win all those games.