Chelsea have dealt a blow as the extent of N’Golo Kante’s hamstring injury suffered against Tottenham Hotspur is revealed


Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is set to be out for a month after picking up a hamstring injury against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Blues star was sent off in the 84th minute after a tangle with Spurs’ Yves Bissouma, and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel had “no good news” on Sunday night after the match.

Kante went down injured in the final minutes of the match at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea have dealt a blow as the extent of N'Golo Kante's hamstring injury suffered against Tottenham Hotspur is revealed
Tuchel will be deprived of his star midfielder
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According to The Telegraph, Kante is still awaiting the results of an MRI which will allow the Frenchman to better understand how long he will be ruled out.

However, he is expected to miss the next three or four weeks meaning he misses Blues games against Leeds United, Leicester City, Southampton, West Ham United and Fulham.

The 31-year-old has just 12 months left on his current contract at Stamford Bridge, and his injury history could mean new owner Todd Boehly will have to assess offering him a new deal.

Kante’s absence will, however, provide an opportunity for Chelsea academy graduate and England international Conor Gallagher to step up and take a regular place in the Blues’ midfield.

The 22-year-old replaced the injured Kante in Sunday’s draw against Spurs.

After an impressive stint at Crystal Palace last season, now may be the time for Gallagher to prove he deserves a place in Tuchel’s favored XI.

Chelsea have dealt a blow as the extent of N'Golo Kante's hamstring injury suffered against Tottenham Hotspur is revealed
Kante has been a key part of the Chelsea squad since joining Leicester City
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Meanwhile, the Blues are also looking elsewhere for reinforcements in the midfield.

Inter Milan’s talented young midfielder Cesare Casadei is on the list, but Ruben Loftus-Cheek could also get a reprieve after impressing against Tottenham.

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