Chelsea will not have the service of N’Golo Kante in the upcoming match against Leicester City.
Kante has not been stable this season but remains important to Chelsea
In the 19th round of the Premier League, Chelsea defeated Fulham 1-0 thanks to Mason Mount’s only goal. This victory helped teachers and students Frank Lampard temporarily relieve the pressure after the previous unforgettable series. However, their performance was not really convincing.
Therefore, many Blues fans worry that this team will again be bogged down in crisis when they have to be a guest of Leicester City, the team that is ranked third on the rankings. This is a match in the 18th round of the Premier League but takes place at 3:15 a.m. on January 20.
While Chelsea has only won 2 of the last 7 rounds (lost 4, drawn 1), Leicester City has a series of 5 consecutive unbeaten rounds (win 3, draw 2). At this time, the Blues are 6 points behind their opponents. Things are even more difficult for Chelsea when they continue to lose N’Golo Kante due to a hamstring injury. Previously, the French midfielder missed the match with Fulham because he was suspended due to receiving all five yellow cards from the beginning of the season.
During the pre-match press conference, coach Frank Lampard confirmed: “Andreas Christensen has recovered, but Kante is not so lucky. He has a hamstring problem and isn’t ready.
In the opposite direction, Leicester City only lost Dennis Praet, who had to rest for the next 3 months due to a muscle injury. Meanwhile, Jamie Vardy was in pain after defeating Southampton, but it is likely that he will fully recover in time.