Whether it comes at Palace or against Roma remains to be seen.
Chelsea are reportedly fearful that N'Golo Kante could be sidelined until the end of the month as a result of the hamstring injury he suffered while on global duty with France on Saturday. The midfielder started 35 matches during the Premier League title-winning campaign last season and is vital to this team.
The club-record signing is set to miss the next month after suffering a muscle injury against Manchester City before the global break.
DJ Cooper déjà sur le départ — Gravelines
Outre la forte valeur du joueur, il pourrait être très difficile de lui trouver un successeur vu l'état du marché actuel. DJ Cooper n'a signé qu'une moyenne de 9,5 points inscrits par match (37% au tir) contre 13,3 à 41% l'an passé.
Chelsea travel to rock-bottom side Crystal Palace on Saturday before the Blues' welcome Roma to Stamford Bridge for their Champions League group game on Wednesday.
Recently, Antonio Conte has tasked Kante with pushing the team forward down Chelsea's right, as he did so against Atletico Madrid and Manchester City, so not only will Chelsea be robbed of his off the ball influence, but a key man to help punch a hole in opposition defences. It is more likely Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas will be deployed in midfield from the start, but defenders Andreas Christensen and David Luiz - back following suspension - are alternative options. That alone would be a blow with the hectic festive period edging ever closer.
Not only that, but their chances of making headway in the Champions League lessens considerably in Kante's absence.
The report now claims that this could rule him of Chelsea's next six games in all competitions.
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