Kante suffered an injury while warming up ahead of France's Euro 2020 qualifier against Iceland last Friday, a game his nation went on to win 1-0, and the midfielder then sat on the bench during France's 1-1 draw with Turkey on Monday. The injury has ruled the 28-year-old out of his club's Premier League match against Newcastle this Saturday.
A couple of years ago, N'Golo Kante might have been the most valuable soccer player in the world.
In August 2015, Leicester City signed the relatively unknown French midfielder from Caen for £5.6 million. The season before his arrival, Leicester finished with 41 points. In Kante's only season with the club, Leicester finished with 81 points, winning the most improbable championship in the history of modern sports.
Then, in July 2016, Chelsea signed the by-now-well-known French midfielder...
Didier Deschamps wants Chelsea boss Frank Lampard to play Olivier Giroud more often in exchange for the France manager's leaving N'Golo Kante in London for last month's European Championship qualifiers.
Kante on Thursday was called up for Les Bleus' October Euro qualifiers along with Kylian Mbappe -- who missed out last time due to a hamstring injury -- and Giroud, who has seen limited minutes with Chelsea this season.
And Deschamps joked at a press conference that he would like Lampard to...
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A penalty-shootout defeat against Liverpool (2-2 after extra time) will be a tough one to take, but Frank Lampard can take plenty of encouragement from his side's display in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul. After Sunday's 4-0 season-opening loss to Man United, this was a much-improved display in nearly every way.
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