N’Golo Kante “will be allowed to miss the rest of the season by Chelsea if fears about the coronavirus persist”

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N’Golo Kante ‘will be allowed to miss the rest of the season by Chelsea if concerns about the coronavirus persist’

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Chelsea are ready to allow N’Golo Kante to miss the rest of the 2019-2020 season if concerns about the coronavirus persist, reports say.

The midfielder was on the club’s training ground on Thursday for testing, but is now staying at home due to health concerns in the current pandemic.

The Frenchman has already had health problems and has also lost his brother in a heart attack and The sun report that Chelsea will allow him to stay away from the team until he wants to come back.

N'Golo Kante (photo, second from left) attended training on Tuesday but stays at home

N’Golo Kante (photo, second from left) attended training on Tuesday but stays at home

Chelsea would be ready to let midfielder miss rest of 2019-2020 season

Chelsea would be ready to let midfielder miss rest of 2019-2020 season

Sportsmail Kante’s turnaround reported on Wednesday after visiting the club’s Cobham base on Tuesday.

Frank Lampard fully supports the World Cup winner, who is particularly nervous about returning to football.

A number of BAME players across the league have been reluctant to resume training.

Office for National Statistics data indicates that black men and women are twice as likely to die from Covid-19 than whites.

Frank Lampard's team resumed group training on Tuesday as football slowly returns

Frank Lampard’s team resumed group training on Tuesday as football slowly returns

The Frenchman has already had health problems and fears to resume football

The Frenchman has already had health problems and fears to resume football

Kante has been an extremely important player for the Blues in recent years and has played 18 Premier League games this season with three goals to his credit.

The 29-year-old will continue to take part in home training sessions while he is away from the training ground.

Watford captain Troy Deeney also refused to return to action because his young son suffered from breathing difficulties, while a number of other Hornets players are expected to skip training after Adrian Mariappa has tested positive for the virus.

Sky Sports expert Gary Neville thinks other players will feel nervous about resuming training but will return for fear of going against the rest of the locker room.

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