‘It’s not good’ – Chelsea boss Graham Potter confirms N’Golo Kante injury is a bad one with World Cup spot at risk

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GRAHAM POTTER has delivered atrocious quality connected the wounded issues of N'Golo Kante and raised questions astir the midfielder's World Cup spot.

The Frenchman's past fewer years astatine Chelsea person been blighted by his fittingness issues but determination had been hopes helium would instrumentality soon.

N'Golo Kante, erstwhile fit, is wide regarded arsenic 1 of the champion ball-winning midfielders successful the world

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N'Golo Kante, erstwhile fit, is wide regarded arsenic 1 of the champion ball-winning midfielders successful the worldCredit: Reuters

Potter has 4 wins successful 5 arsenic Chelsea brag - each without his prima midfielder

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Potter has 4 wins successful 5 arsenic Chelsea brag - each without his prima midfielderCredit: Alamy

Kante past played for the Blues successful August during their fiery 2-2 gully with Tottenham.

But niggling wounded issues has near him connected the sidelines.

Chelsea brag Potter provided a fittingness update connected the midfielder - and admitted things were "worrying".

He said: "Again he’s owed to spot a advisor astatine the weekend. It’s a setback truthful it’s not bully news. But thing different than that, astatine this signifier I can’t springiness you immoderate more.

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"Historically, determination are things which person happened which are a interest and we request to get the bottommost of that.

"It’s a setback successful the past signifier of his rehab truthful again that’s worrying. But each we tin bash is get the close diagnosis, the close consultation and past effort assistance him get backmost to afloat fittingness and enjoying his football."

Meanwhile, Potter has said determination is nary constituent speculating connected "doomsday scenarios" for Reece James, who is owed to spot a specializer connected the weekend.

The afloat backmost pulled up with injury successful Chelsea's win distant astatine AC Milan earlier this week.

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Kante's wounded issues not lone leaves Potter's broadside without his unsocial antiaircraft abilities but has besides complicated his declaration situation.

The 31-year-old reportedly wants a 4 twelvemonth woody but the Blues are hesitant owed to his fittingness issues.

Since making 36 Premier League appearances successful 2018-2019, Kante has missed astatine slightest 8 games each play since.

With the World Cup approaching adjacent month, the ex-Leicester antheral is successful a contention against clip to beryllium acceptable for Qatar and successful the squad for France.

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