The affair seems serious. N'Golo Kanté may not finish the 2019-20 Premier League season. In fact, the French midfielder from Chelsea has expressed his fears about the pandemic linked to the Covid-19. According to information from the Times and the Sun , the London leaders have agreed that Kanté will no longer be aligned in the team led by Franck Lampard during the last nine days of the Championship that remain to be played.
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Thus, the 2018 world champion, who had suffered a malaise - not serious - two years ago at Cobham Training, was not present in training for the Blues on Wednesday. Absence apparently validated by the Chelsea coach himself. His family history also pleads for the former Caennais, whose older brother, Niama, died of a heart attack a few weeks before the World Cup in Russia. Kanté, who enjoys the support of the whole club, has however received the green light from the technical staff to train alone at his home.
Fears among some Premier League players
Since Tuesday, the Premier League has authorized the resumption of training in small groups with the ultimate aim of a resumption of matches, certainly behind closed doors, for mid-June. A perspective which, like N'Golo Kanté, does not delight all professional footballers.
The proof. Tuesday, Troy Deeney, the iconic captain of Watford, expressed serious doubts. Her son, only five months old, suffers from respiratory problems. In no case does he want to endanger the life of his child. Newcastle defender Danny Rose went a step further, comparing Premier League footballers to “guinea pigs or laboratory rats”.
- Premier League resumption worries English football players