The former England international player Frank Lampard has revealed that N’Golo Kante has missed Chelsea’s clash with Burnley due to a hamstring injury.
N’golo Kante was expected to start in Chelsea’s Premier League fixture against Sean Dyche’s at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Thus, the midfielder failed to make the bench after alerting Lampard to a hamstring problem after training on Friday.
R. Barkley plays alongside Jorginho and Mason Mount in Chelsea’s midfield against Burnley, while Lampard admits he did not want to risk Kante for the match.
The first kick of Kante’s season was disrupted due to an ankle problem, while the 28-year-old also missed five games due to a groin injury in October.
‘He’s reported some feeling in his hamstring yesterday after training,’ Lampard told Sky Sports before Chelsea’s clash with Burnley.
‘We have him overnight to see how it was, it wasn’t good enough this morning so not good enough to play.
‘Though these things always give an opportunity you don’t want them because we’re missing good players.