Kante suffers ankle injury in training and may miss Chelsea’s must-win game with Norwich


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.

 N'Golo Kante could miss the trip to Norwich with a fresh injury

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N’Golo Kante could miss the trip to Norwich with a fresh injuryCredit: Rex Features

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.

German defender Anthony Rudiger came through 90 minutes in an Under-23 game on Monday but is not yet fit enough to make a return from his meniscus injury.

Lampard said: “Rudiger is not fit yet, but hopefully next week.”

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek remain sidelined with Achilles’ tendon injuries.

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