Frank Lampard sends message to France boss about key Chelsea FC star

Chelsea FC boss Frank Lampard issues on an update on N'Golo Kante's fitness status

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Chelsea FC legend Frank Lampard (Photo: BT Sport)

Frank Lampard has urged France manager Didier Deschamps to leave out Chelsea FC midfielder N’Golo Kante from his France squad next month.

The Chelsea FC star has been sidelined with a hamstring problem that forced him to sit out the west London side’s 3-2 victory at Norwich City last weekend.

Kante was a substitute in Chelsea FC’s 4-0 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford in their Premier League opener.

The Blues midfielder started Chelsea FC’s Uefa Super Cup final defeat by Liverpool FC and their 1-1 draw with Leicester City earlier this month.

Kante has struggled with a series of injury problems in 2019, including a knee injury during their 4-1 win over Arsenal in last season’s Europa League final.

France have a couple of Euro 2020 qualifiers coming up against Albania and Andorra in September.

Chelsea FC manager Lampard believes Kante needs some time to rest to recover from his niggling injuries.

“It is a difficult one. He has had four years of constantly playing. [The] injury from the Europa League final has affected his pre-season. Then he hurt himself against Man United,” Lampard is quoted as saying by Metro.

“We are trying to get him through it. Today was too painful. The international break will be great for him to get the injury right.

“It would be great for everybody [if Kante stays] because he’s been playing game after game after game.”

Chelsea FC signed Kante in a £30m deal from Leicester in the 2016 summer transfer window.

The France midfielder has won the Premier League title, the FA Cup and the Europa League since his move to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues finished in third spot in the Premier League table and won the Europa League in Maurizio Sarri’s only season in charge.

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