N’GOLO Kante has picked up an ankle injury and is a major doubt ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Norwich on Saturday.
Manager Frank Lampard revealed the news in his press conference ahead of the must-win game.
The Chelsea boss – who is still chasing his first victory since replacing Maurizio Sarri in June – said: “Kante has got an injury, so we will assess that over 24 hours. It is an ankle strain.”
Lampard could bring Willian into his starting line-up for the clash at Carrow Road in a bid to earn a first win of the season.
Lampard said: “Rudiger is not fit yet, but hopefully next week.”
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek remain sidelined with Achilles’ tendon injuries.