Chelsea Midfielder N’Golo Kante has been ruled out of their crunch Champions
League clash against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium
The France international has endured a stop-start beginning to the new season
having been hampered by a groin injury, and the 30-year-old is now set for a further
spell on the sidelines due to illness, according to Goal.
Chelsea will have to make do without a world-class operator when facing Juventus on
Tuchel’s side made a winning start to the defense of their Champions League crown
against Zenit on matchday one, but can expect to find the going a little tougher
against the Serie A giants in Turin.
Kante will be unavailable to them, with the likes of Kai Havertz and Ruben Loftus-
Cheek pushing for starting berths after stepping off the bench in a 1-0 defeat to
Manchester City last time out.
Changes will also have to be made to domestic blueprints ahead of a home date with
Southampton on Saturday.
Kante will sit out that contest and is a major doubt to make the latest France squad
looking to chase down another major title at the UEFA Nations League finals.