Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante may miss Europa League final
The Frenchman has a knee issue.
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is 50-50 to take on Arsenal in the Europa League final on Wednesday night, head coach Maurizio Sarri has revealed.
The France international has missed his side’s last two matches with a knee injury and may be unable to play in Baku.
Sarri said: “Very little problem with his knee. The problem is the timing. We are trying. At the moment we don’t know. We will try until the last moment.”
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Sarri is up first and reports that @nglkante is 50/50 to play in tomorrow's final.
'He had a little problem in his knee. It's not a serious injury but the problem is the timing because we have only four days to recover. We are trying.' ��#UELfinal pic.twitter.com/Axlmg6yovM
Sarri, who arrived at Chelsea last July, has recently been linked with a return to his homeland to take over at Juventus.
But the Italian said: “I want to think only to the final, then I have a contract with Chelsea for two years.
“First of all, I will speak with Chelsea. This is not the moment. Now we have to only think to the final.”
Another to be linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer is playmaker Eden Hazard, who Sarri says can sometimes become bored in training.
Sarri said: “It is a pleasure during the match – sometimes during the week it is a problem!
“He has to try to become the best in Europe… during the training sometimes he is boring because for him everything is really very easy.”