Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said that midfielder N’Golo Kante will miss his side’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend after suffering injury against Manchester United on Monday.
The Blues boss withdrew the 2018 World Cup winner after 12 minutes during the game against the Red Devils, which the Stamford Bridge side lost 2-0.
Kane was subsequently withdrawn with Chelsea youngster Mason Mount replacing him.
Chelsea are currently in a concerning position. Whilst they remain in fourth place following their setback against Man United, they have not won during their previous four league games and are currently just one point above fifth-place Tottenham.
With fourth and fifth places to face off this weekend, Lampard has admitted that the France international is unlikely to feature.
“N’Golo, after what happened tonight, is probably a no for Saturday,” said Lampard as reported by Sky Sports.
“It’s an abductor injury and we will have to assess him but it doesn’t look good at first glance.”
Kante was not the only Chelsea player who was injured on Monday as Andreas Christensen also had to be withdrawn at half-time.
The Chelsea defender suffered an injury following a clash with Anthony Martial
Furthermore, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi are also expected to miss Spurs’ visit of Stamford Bridge.
American international Pulisic has not played since his side’s draw against Brighton and Hove Albion on New Years Day. Hudson-Odoi suffered an injury whilst playing against Leicester City.
Lampard added that striker Tammy Abraham could yet feature against Spurs.
The Englishman, who is Chelsea’s top scorer this season, missed the game against United and has also not trained fully since the winter break.