N’golo Kante is not ready to play for new Chelsea Boss Frank Lampard, as the French international continues to recover from the “effects of injury from last season”.
Kante has missed the first set of pre-season games under the new Chelsea Manager, but is expected to get minutes when the Blues head out to Japan this week.
Chelsea secured a comfortable 4-0 over St. Patrick’s Athletic on Saturday in Dublin to hand Lampard his first win in the dug-out for the Blues.
In his post match remarks, he gave an update on Kante’s fitness.
‘He’s been training on his own with the physios this week because he’s still feeling the effects of his injury from the end of last season and we just want to be careful with him,’ he explained.
‘It’s not a big problem. We know he’s a fit boy and he has a great attitude so the last thing we want to do is push him too early. Hopefully next week in Japan we’ll start to integrate him into the group.’