Chelsea are likely to be without star midfielder N’Golo Kante for their next six games in all competitions according to a fresh report by the Telegraph.
Per the article by the Telegraph, Chelsea fear the hamstring injury suffered by Kante is worse than that of Alvaro Morata.
The midfielder picked up the muscular strain in France’s World Cup qualifying game against Bulgaria last Saturday and has since returned to London to be assessed by the medical staff at Cobham.
Matt Law’s report for the Telegraph says Chelsea will be without their battling midfielder for two to three weeks.
This means he will miss the game against Crystal Palace this weekend, as well as top flight games against Watford and Bournemouth.
There are six games in total in October for Chelsea and others include a Champions League double header with Italian Serie A side AS Roma and an EFL Cup round of 16 clash against Everton.
He may just be ready for Chelsea’s home game against Manchester United on November 5, but his progress in his recuperation will determine that.
In his absence, Antonio Conte will rely on summer signing Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas to stand in during this crucial time.
Chelsea trail Manchester United and Man City, as well as Tottenham Hotspur in the title race after seven games and Conte will hope the absence of his ball winning midfielder will not lead to any form of plummeting.