For the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern, no player is more important than N’Golo Kante…
Since moving to London, the Frenchman has been a near-constant in the Chelsea first team, with Antonio Conte viewing him as arguably his most important player throughout his tenure.
It’s no real surprise, of course, and the value that has been placed on Kante has certainly been vindicated by his fine performances.
There was a clear groan in the Transfer Tavern, then, when the Frenchman was forced off whilst representing his country with a suspected hamstring problem.
Now, according to the Telegraph, Chelsea are fearing the worst with regards to that situation. The Telegraph report that Kante could be set to miss the entirety of Chelsea’s fixture list in October, despite original estimations suggesting that he could make it back at the end of the month.
Unsurprisingly, this has made reports from the Telegraph suggesting that Morata’s condition is improving less significant, with most supporters far more concerned with the condition of Kante.
Chelsea, of course, are on course for a crucial month – with a number of very winnable fixtures ahead before a tough November takes place.
It could have been worse for Kante, of course, but there’s no doubting that Antonio Conte will now be fearing the worst.
Kante is Chelsea’s most important player – that is without a doubt.
He is the foundation of the side, and Conte’s team selection is often based on Kante’s availability.
That said, Conte is going to have to make a big decision this weekend, though he does have options. With David Luiz back in contention, and Andreas Christensen impressing in his absence, perhaps the Brazilian could be moved into midfield.
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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