Injured N'Golo Kante to miss Europa League semi-final
Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante will miss the second leg of their Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt tomorrow morning (Singapore time) and faces a further two weeks out with a hamstring problem, manager Maurizio Sarri said yesterday.
France international Kante left the field early in the first half of last Sunday's 3-0 English Premier League win over Watford and Sarri said after the game that the decision not to rest the World Cup winner was a mistake.
Chelsea, who drew the first leg in Frankfurt 1-1, are hopeful the 28-year-old can feature if they reach the final of Europe's second-tier club competition on May 29.
"He had a problem with his hamstring, not very serious but he needs to rest for a couple of weeks," Sarri told reporters.
"We can try to recover him for only the final if we get there.
"I'm not sure if he can, but we can try." - REUTERS
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