Sport Soccer-Kante injury takes gloss of Chelsea win

02:52  05 july  2020
02:52  05 july  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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N'Golo Kante was forced out of France's crucial World Cup qualifier with injury . The Chelsea star appeared to grasp his hamstring as he walked Kante has played every minute of Chelsea 's Premier League campaign so far this season and was the standout performer as they won the title in the

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LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - A hamstring injury for N'Golo Kante took some of the gloss off Chelsea's impressive 3-0 win over Watford on Saturday.

Kante picked up the injury in the second half at Stamford Bridge -- a potential blow in Chelsea's battle to seal a top-four finish in the Premier League.

The fixtures are coming thick and fast for Chelsea with Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and Norwich City in their next three league fixtures before Manchester United in the FA Cup.

"He's got a small hamstring injury so we will see how that goes," Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said of the French midfielder.

"Hopefully it is not too bad but it comes with the territory of this tight restart and tight run of games.

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DailyMailTV. Soccer . Premier League. Bundesliga. MARTIN KEOWN: Winning the tug of war with Manchester City is the key behind Liverpool's Premier League glory now it is He was carried off on a stretcher and taken to hospital before team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar confirmed his tournament is over.

The midfielder suffered an injured hamstring during the international break and was ruled out of first-team action three weeks but has lifted the The Frenchman was out for three weeks and has returned to Chelsea training. Since Kante suffered his injury the Blues conceded eight goals in four games.

"A lack of pre-season and we have to rely on the squad. There will be players that come in and can perform for us as well. But it is the same for everybody."

After a 3-2 defeat at West Ham United in midweek, Lampard praised the way his team responded with goals from Olivier Giroud, Willian and Ross Barkley sealing the points.

"Today, there was a bit of pressure to get back to fourth and we produced, so get used to that pressure -- whatever way it looks -- because it's going to be tough all the way through," Lampard said. (Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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