Chelsea allow N’Golo Kante not to train due to French star’s fears about coronavirus – The Sun


N’GOLO KANTE dropped out of Chelsea today due to concerns over the coronavirus.

The midfielder has been given compassionate leave from the club and it is unknown when he will return.

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Chelsea granted N’Golo Kante permission to skip training due to concerns over coronavirusCredit: Reuters

France’s World Cup winner Kante finished the first day of Chelsea’s return to training on Tuesday after testing negative for coronavirus.

But he is believed to be concerned about the safety of returning to work alongside his full-time teammates while England remains locked out.

As a result, he was allowed to miss Wednesday’s session with the blessing of head coach Frank Lampard and the club.

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Kante suffered a health crisis two years ago when he passed out in front of his teammates on the Chelsea training ground.

The tests showed no heart problems and he has since had an extremely successful career – winning the World Cup a few months later in Russia.

But his older brother Niama died of a heart attack and lost his father when he was just 11 years old.

Lampard and Chelsea allowed Kante to train alone at home today and no date has been set for him to join his teammates.

But Chelsea were extremely supportive of their players during the Covid-19 crisis, allowing many of their foreign stars to return to their home countries when football was completely suspended.

Callum Hudson-Odoi also missed Wednesday’s workout, but it is thought he might just be sick.

His condition is not related to the coronavirus or his arrest for suspected rape last weekend and he was prescribed a course of medication.

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