Chelsea could have eased to a 3-Zero win over Watford on Saturday evening however they now have damage considerations over N’Golo Kante.
The French midfielder has been an everyday within the Blues’ first XI because the restart however tweaked his hamstring in opposition to the Hornets.
On the base of a 3 in the midst of the park, Kante helped Frank Lampard’s aspect management the sport at Stamford Bridge, snuffing out counters and serving to stifle and comprise Nigel Pearson’s basement battlers.
Nevertheless, the France ace, 29, was changed by Billy Gilmour after 78 minutes – shortly after a deliberate triple substitution by his his gaffer.
He was seen sat on the ground maintain his hamstring near the knee and the scenario has obtained his boss sweating forward of a visit to Crystal Palace on Tuesday evening – reside on talkSPORT.
“N’Golo Kante he has a small hamstring damage, we hope it’s small, that’s what I’ve been instructed to this point,” stated Lampard.
“However I’m guessing it is going to be an issue for Palace on Tuesday.”
Lampard is, fortunately sufficient, effectively stocked in central midfield and Jorginho, who for a primary alternative forward of Kante in west London, ought to be capable of step into his boots with relative ease.
After the 3-Zero win over Watford, the English supervisor was happy with how his aspect handled dropping out of the highest 4 when Manchester United defeated Bournemouth.
Victory noticed them leapfrog their prime 4 rivals and regain fourth place and the 42-year-old was delighted with how his gamers responded.
“I believe each sport goes to be strain now,” stated Lampard.
“West Ham was strain as a result of we knew we may go third. It’s a special form of strain however it’s nonetheless the identical in the way you concentrate on the sport and job at hand.
“You can’t get too caught up in what everybody does in the mean time. We did that tonight, there was no nonsense, the mentality was proper.
“We began brightly and we carried on and obtained the small particulars of the sport proper at each ends of the pitch, which I used to be proud of.”