N’Golo Kante fainted at Chelsea coaching earlier than Metropolis recreation


N’Golo Kante was did not play for Chelsea in a 1-0 loss at Manchester City. (Getty)

N’Golo Kante was didn’t play for Chelsea in a 1-0 loss at Manchester Metropolis. (Getty)

N’Golo Kante didn’t play for Chelsea on Sunday in a 1-0 loss at Manchester Metropolis, and his absence was considered one of many components that contributed to a woeful efficiency.

The efficiency, nevertheless, should have been unconcerning in comparison with what Kante’s Blues teammates witnessed Friday.

In line with a report from the Telegraph, later confirmed by others, the French midfielder fainted on the membership’s coaching floor two days earlier than the Metropolis recreation. The report states that Chelsea gamers had been “shocked” and “terrified Kante had suffered a coronary heart drawback when he momentarily handed out in entrance of them after coaching.”

Luckily, subsequent assessments decided Kante didn’t have a coronary heart drawback. From the Telegraph:

A Chelsea physician arrived on the scene inside seconds after Kante slumped to at least one facet within the dressing room on the membership’s Cobham coaching floor after Friday’s session.

Having regained consciousness and been attended to on web site, Kante was despatched to a specialist for a sequence of cardiology assessments, which, fortuitously, all got here again clear.

Kante traveled with Chelsea to Manchester for the sport in opposition to Metropolis, and was initially cleared to play, however reportedly felt unwell on the morning of the sport. He was thus overlooked of the squad by supervisor Antonio Conte. Chelsea attributed his absence to sickness.

The 26-year-old returned to coaching Monday on his personal whereas different Chelsea gamers had the time without work, and is anticipated to be accessible for Chelsea’s recreation in opposition to Crystal Palace on Saturday. The Blues then journey to Barcelona for his or her Champions League spherical of 16 second leg the next Wednesday.

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Henry Bushnell covers world soccer, and sometimes different ball video games, for Yahoo Sports activities. Have a tip? Query? Remark? E-mail him at henrydbushnell@gmail.com or observe him on Twitter @HenryBushnell.



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