still a « very, very long way » before Kanté can play again

Chelsea coach Graham Potter said on Wednesday that French midfielder N’Golo Kanté, who suffered a hamstring injury since mid-August, still had « a very, very long way to go » before playing again with the Chelsea team. Blues.

We will still have to wait to see N »Kolo Kanté back in competition. At a press conference on Wednesday, Graham Potter said that the French midfielder, injured since mid-August in the hamstring, still had a lot of work to do before playing again with Chelsea.

« N’Golo has been training alone on the pitch for a few days but he still has a very, very long way to go, » the Blues boss explained ahead of a late Premier League Matchday 7 game on Thursday at Fulham. The world champion has only played the first two days of the season with his club and has been absent since mid-October, which caused him to miss the World Cup.

Two-month absence for Pulisic

Facing a wave of injuries, Potter also announced that his American striker Christian Pulisic will be out for around two months after suffering a knee injury against Manchester City. « We hope for a little less, but that’s pretty much the schedule, » he said.

Pulisic was injured when he was blocked in extremis by John Stones during the Premier League match against City (0-1) last Thursday, when he was going to shoot on goal from the left, in the area. He was replaced in the 22nd minute.

Raheem Sterling, released in the 5th minute of the same match, for a problem with the adductors, will be absent « less » long, continued Potter, but the exact duration is still being evaluated.

The Blues coach indicated that Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ben Chilwell were « closer » to a return to play. As for Reece James, he resumed individual training on the pitch. In the meantime, Chelsea confirmed this Wednesday the loan of Joao Félix, from Atlético de Madrid.

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