N’Golo Kante has been taken out of the France Friendlies Squad for the upcoming International Break. This comes after the player has been reported to have an ankle injury. According to the reports, the player hasn’t fully recovered from his injury on the left leg.
Due to the injury of N’Golo Kante and Corentin Tolisso, the following players have been replaced by France. They have been replaced by Matteo Guendouzi and Adrien Rabiot. It must be stated that currently, N’Golo Kante is 31 years old. The French World Cup-winning midfielder has been quite vital for the Chelsea Squad last season. The player had played in 30 games last season in the League.
While in those games the player’s presence can be all around the pitch. His average position during that season had been the entire midfield. He didn’t shy away from bombing forward or saying deep to help the build-up. He made 2 interceptions as well as 2.6 tackles per 90 and had a pass accuracy of 88%. It must be said that during the brilliant UEFA Champions League run. N’Golo Kante had received multiple Man Of The Match Awards during the knockout rounds.
How Will This Affect The Chelsea Line up with N’Golo Kante Having This Injury?
During the transfer market, Chelsea on Deadline Day signed Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid on a loan. It could be because of the club knowing that Kante would be not as fit as he was 4 years ago. Due to this now the club has multiple midfield variations who can play in the midfield. Saul can play as a central midfielder in the defensive half of the field.
With that, the club can give more rest to N’Golo Kante during the season to reduce this physical strain. Last season Kante was injured for 2 months during last season. Chelsea is such forward-thinking knew about the injury. Due to this the club realising the lack of depth made the signing they need.