Soccer Soccer – Premier League – Liverpool v Chelsea – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – August 28, 2021 Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante in motion with Liverpool’s Fabinho and Jordan Henderson REUTERS/Peter Powell
August 29, 2021
(Reuters) – Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante aggravated an present ankle harm in Saturday’s 1-1 Premier League draw with Liverpool, supervisor Thomas Tuchel stated, resulting in the France worldwide being substituted at half-time.
Kante initially picked up the harm within the warm-up forward of the UEFA Tremendous Cup earlier this month and was not concerned in Chelsea’s Premier League season opener towards Crystal Palace as a precaution.
He made a substitute look in final weekend’s London derby win towards Arsenal, however Tuchel stated the harm flared up once more following a problem from Liverpool’s Sadio Mane. He didn’t present a timeline for the 30-year-old’s return to motion.
“He’s injured. He missed the Arsenal recreation due to ache in his ankle and a few irritation, however it was nothing critical clearly as a result of he was again in coaching and he began (towards Liverpool),” Tuchel stated.
“In profitable the ball on this state of affairs, the opponent fell on his ankle and twisted it once more. He instantly had the identical ache he had earlier than the Arsenal recreation and he was missing the pressure to speed up and we needed to take him off.
“Can there be any tougher challenges than going one man down and taking N’Golo Kante off on the similar time at half-time at Anfield and having Liverpool enjoying in direction of the Kop? However we did excellently and we’re tremendous comfortable… we deserved the purpose.”
Chelsea will tackle Aston Villa within the Premier League on Sept. 11.
(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru; modifying by Richard Pullin)