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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill trudged off the pitch with a suspect of hamstring injury in the first half of Premier League clash against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge today.

The result is still 0-0 after 45′ as the Blues struggled to cope with a vivid and determined side. Leicester shot 12 times providing an excellent display so far, while Cahill was replaced by Andreas Christensen.

Still goalless draw in the 50th minute, more to follow…

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Speaking after the win against Everton in Carabao Cup Chelsea boss Antonio Conte gave an important update about N’Golo Kante‘s recovery from his hamstring injury.

“He’s progressing well. I am happy, I saw him in a good physical condition,” said the Blues manager about the French midfielder who picked up this injury in a game with his national team during last international break.

“We need to keep calm and find the right moment to put him in the team. Now it will be very easy to tell him to play. 

“We must pay attention and to find the best solution for him. He’s ready.”

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Antonio Conte spoke ahead of the Crystal Palace away clash and claimed neither Alvaro Morata nor N’Golo Kante will be fit for the game after picking up hamstring injuries, as well as Danny Drinkwater, who has been recovering from a calf injury since the beginning of September:

“I hope to have Morata for the game with Roma next week,” Conte revealed.

“Drinkwater we have to wait, calf problems are not easy. With Kante we are going to do a scan next week to check his situation, his improving, he’s got an hamstring problem.

“It’s a big loss for us, you know very well how he is important for us, we don’t have another player with the same characteristics.

“We are not lucky in this period, we have only Bakyoko and Fabregas available, we have to find different solutions, we have to adapt some defenders as midfielders, or use Scott or Ampadu in the first team.

Kante will be out around 20 days, more or less, for this reason we have to do another scan after one week, to understand the situation very well, to see the improvement, he’s a big loss and it’s a big problem for us.

“For sure we have to approach these seven games without him, we have Fabregas and Bakayoko, then youngsters, we have to find a solution, it will be very difficult to play with Fabregas and Bakayoko for seven games in a row, of course we have to hope to have no more injuries in these games.

“I think an injury can happen during the international break but not only there, for example Morata picked up a injury with Man City, we have to hope they come back in good physical conditions.

“I guess now it’s important to be focused on the present, on the next game, to do our job in the best way to put all our best.”

About his future, Conte said:

“I think that in the last weeks I’ve read wrong things, in the interview I gave I just said that one day, in the future, I would like to go back to Italy.

“I know my position, I have two more years of contract with Chelsea, I like to work here, I like to work with my players, I like the great feeling I got with the fans. My family now stays here and my daughter is going to school here in Cobham, I want to clarify this.

“When a coach starts the work with the club for sure he hopes to stay for a long time and to build something important with the club. Our job is very difficult because everything can change in one day.”

Andrea Pirlo announced he will retire from his footballer career in the end of the year and speculations claimed he could end up working as Conte’s assistant:

“I know that Andrea decided to retire and finish his career in December with NYCFC, I think in this moment he doesn’t know his future and what he wants to do once he’s finished with his career,” the Italian manager stated.

On adapting David Luiz as a midfielder during Kante’s absence he said:

“We are speaking to adapt a player – David Luiz- that is very important as a central defender, because for me David is important as a central defender, if I can I prefer not to change a lot, because if you find a system, you can lose something, to play with three central midfielders could be an option, but I don’t want to change a lot, but if there is the necessity I am ready to do this and I am also ready to give chances to young players, like Ampadu or Scott.

Continuing to speak about next games, Conte said:

“We must be focused to work, we must be focused to do our jobs, the players and I, I think this must be the most important thing for us. Some issues are not important, now it’s important to look at the next game.

Bathsuayi started against Burnley, Qarabag, so he has no problem to start other games.”

Speaking about Kenedy, who last summer ended the Asian tour in advance for some controversial posts on the social media, he said:

“I think his mind must be focused on the pitch, not on social media, I think my task is to help him to find the right way, not the wrong way. I explained it to him, I am sure he understood, I think he has to continue to work like he’s doing, social media are not the most important thing in his career. he’s a very talented player, I see him very well, he’s got a good prospect to become an important player for Chelsea, he has to continue this way, I am sure his chance will come.”

Speaking about academy players to be insert in the first team, Conte said:

“We tried to do this last season, don’t forget that a lot of players from the academy players played in different games, they will play a lot in Carabao Cup, I think they will have the opportunity to play for Chelsea.”

And,finally, about Andreas Christensen and Charlie Musonda’s development:

“I think he can be a good example that, after two years on loan and after a good experience with Borussia Mönchengladbach, he’s becoming an important player with Chelsea. Charlie has to continue this way, we have only three number 10 and usually we play with two, he’s a talented player and I am sure he will have a good career, if his attention is more on the pitch and not on the social media.”

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Chelsea are really concerned for N’Golo Kantè fitness after the French midfielder picked up a hamstring injury while away on international duty with France.

Kante was forced off in the 34th minute of France’s victory over Bulgaria on Saturday night and has now been assessed by Blues’ medical department.

With early predictions putting his absence at two to three weeks, Kante will surely miss next Saturday’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace.

 The Blues are yet to confirm his exact injury or put an official timescale on how long he will miss.

However, Kante’s injury is thought to be worse than that of team-mate Alvaro Morata, who limped off during Manchester City game a couple of weeks ago but is working to try to come back in the Champions League clash against AS Roma next week.

The fear of Chelsea is that Kante, a key-man for Conte’s team, could miss all the six matches scheduled for October and could come back only in November, on time for Manchester United on the 5th or after another international break due for mid-month.

 

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Chelsea are in concern for the fitness of two of their most important players ahead of Crystal Palace clash this weekend.

Blues stars Alvaro Morata and N’Golo Kante both suffered a hamstring injury in the last days and still is not sure if they will be able to recover before the Eagles derby.

Morata posted some photos and videos on social media showing he was in high spirit and determined to recover on time for Premier League restart, but he still remains a doubt.

Kante’s conditions have to be still evaluated by Chelsea medical staff, so the extension of his injury is not known yet.

The absence of these two key players would be a major blow for Antonio Conte and the Blues, who are chasing Manchsester United and Manchester City in Premier League title race, with the two teams topping the table with a six points advantage.

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As we reported before Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata set the time for his hamstring injury recovery with a post on social networks, claiming he was aiming to come back to action against Crystal Palace.

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But not even an hour after the post, the Spanish forward deleted it from Twitter and changed the caption on the Instagram one, still appearing online at the moment, saying: “I have no time to lose! Working hard towards recovery!?”

This could mean that the return against the Eagles is difficult now, with Morata targeting the Champions League clash against Roma on 18 October or the one against Watford on the 21, even if he is most likely to return on 25 October against Everton in League Cup.

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Despite rumours suggesting he should have been out at least one month, Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata hopes to reduce recovery time from his hamstring injury and aim to be back after international break against Crystal Palace, in less than two weeks.

The Spanish striker posted a message on in his Instagram account while undergoing physiotherapy at Cobham, claiming he has no time to lose:

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Alvaro Morata limped off the pitch after 35 minutes today with what seemed to be a hamstring injury, leaving Chelsea fans concerned.

The Spanish striker scored 6 Premier League goals and one in Champions League so far in this season, and his absence would be a huge blow for the team.

But after the game Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wanted to calm all the ones concerned for Morata’s conditions, claiming the injury seems not so serious:

“I hope it is not a serious injury for Morata,” the Italian manager said after the match.

“It is his hamstring but we don’t know if it is a serious problem.

“When you lose this type of player it is not simple,” Conte continued.

“When you play three massive games in only seven games you must consider this, it can happen a muscular problem, but I do not think it is serious.

“Alvaro stopped before it became a serious injury.”

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Huddersfield Town striker Kasey Palmer, on loan from Chelsea, picked up an injury during England U21 game last week and now he’s ready to go back to Cobham to recover.

The youngster suffered a lesion in his hamstring, and speaking about this Huddersfield Town manager, David Wagner, has remarked to the media,

‘The injury is more or less as big as it was before so we will have to make further investigations but he will be out for a few months.’

Last season Palmer suffered a similar injury who left him on the side-lines for three months.

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Belgium coach Marc Wilmots reassured everyone, and especially Belgians and Chelsea fans, about Eden Hazard‘s fitness.

The Blues star has been suffering with knee and groin injuries in this first part of EURO 2016, while his team-mate Kevin de Bruyne had a problem with his hamstring.

However, head coach Wilmots is optimistic regarding both players ahead of another day’s training.

“Kevin received his care at Haillan,” the ex midfielder said.

 “It’s going in the right direction. The only remedy to remove tension in the hamstring is rest.

“Eden stayed at the hotel. He worked in the pool and cycled.

“They could both train on Thursday”

 

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