Lampard reveals key Chelsea player could miss Norwich clash

Frank Lampard has revealed that N’Golo Kante has picked up an ankle injury in a new minor setback for the midfielder.

Kante could miss Chelsea’s Premier League trip to Norwich due to an ankle sprain that he sustained in training.

Antonio Rudiger is not ready to feature this weekend as he closes in on a return after long-term knee trouble, but could be ready for the Stamford Bridge league match against Sheffield United on August 31.

Pedro missed training earlier in the week but was rested after a hectic fixture schedule, and is expected to be fit as Chelsea take on the Canaries on Saturday.

“Kante has got an injury he has carried all week, so we’ll assess that over the next 24 hours,” said Lampard. “Rudiger’s not fit yet, hopefully for next week. That’s the only changes from where we were last week.”

Asked if Pedro had an injury issue after missing training earlier in the week, Lampard said: “That was because we had a busy week and Pedro contributed a lot physically, he had a couple of small aches.

“He’s trained the last two days.”

 

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