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Chelsea suffer midfield injury blow

Chelsea suffer midfield injury blow

Chelsea suffer midfield injury blow

Kante out for one month with hamstring injury

Chelsea have suffered a big blow with midfielder N'Golo Kante set to be ruled out for one month with a hamstring injury.

The Frenchman suffered the setback during the London derby against Spurs at the weekend where he went down without any contact.

Immediately, it was known that he had a hamstring issue, and TalkSPORT claim that he won't return for one month at least.

The news will come as a huge blow for the Blues, considering the World Cup winner started the season in a terrific fashion.

Kante looked lively in the season opener as well as the derby, but he has become more injury-prone in recent campaigns.

Aside from Kante, Mateo Kovacic has been nursing a knee injury as well, and this could force the Blues to land a new midfielder.

If not, manager Thomas Tuchel could rely on Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in midfield with Conor Gallagher as a back-up.

Gallagher's future with the club is still hanging in the balance.