N'Golo Kante nursing a minor hamstring injury
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that N'Golo Kante is nursing a minor hamstring injury.
The Frenchman suffered numerous injury concerns last term and he ended the campaign with only 28 appearances in all competitions.
He has avoided any major setbacks this season with 24 appearances already, but of late, his performances have been below-par.
Kante is currently nursing a minor hamstring problem, but he is also suspended for the Fulham clash after picking up his fifth yellow card.
In his absence, one of Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic or Billy Gilmour could feature in the defensive midfield position.
The Blues are winless in the past three games and they could have a testing challenge against the Cottagers on the road.
Scott Parker's side have drawn five league matches on the bounce where they picked up points against the likes of Spurs and Liverpool.
The Blues are presently ninth on the table with 26 points, six adrift of the Champions League positions.