N’Golo Kante has been ruled out of Chelsea’s game away to Crystal Palace on Tuesday with a hamstring injury suffered during the recent win over Watford.
Chelsea cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Hornets at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but suffered a blow when Kante was forced off the field with just 12 minutes remaining.
Kante underwent a scan on Sunday, and Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard admits he could be without the France international for their trips to Palace and Sheffield United.
“Kante won’t be in the squad – low-level hamstring injury. We’re hoping for a week or so [recovery time],” said Lampard ahead of the visit to Selhurst Park.
“I would expect we would be very lucky to have him for Sheffield United.”
Lampard quiet on Jorginho return
Lampard refused to say whether Kante’s absence for Chelsea’s game at Crystal Palace would lead to a recall for Jorginho, who has not made an appearance since football returned last month.