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Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

Big blow for Chelsea

N'Golo Kante may not play for Chelsea again this season.


The 29-year-old France international was given the permission to miss a training session on Wednesday due to fears of the coronavirus.



According to The Sun, Kante has the full support of the club and he has been given the permission to return when he thinks he is OK.


Chelsea have nine games left for play from the current 2019/20 campaign as there has been no football action since March due to the global health crisis, but the clubs are now preparing for a mid-June return.


After the government gave green light to the group training sessions the clubs welcomed their players to the training grounds.


Kante was part of Chelsea training session on Tuesday, but later he informed Frank Lampard that he has health concerns and the club's manager gave him the permission not to train with the club.



Two years ago, just before the 2018 World Cup, Kante's brother Niama passed away after he got a heart attack.


Just couple of months before his brother death, Kante fainted himself in training, before being given a clean bill of health by the club.


If Kante does not play for the rest of the season, this will be a huge blow for Frank Lampard's side as Chelsea are fighting to secure their place in the top four in order to play in the Champions League next season and they are also chasing the glory of winning the FA Cup.



The World Cup winner is not the only Premier League player who won't return to training.


Watford captain. Troy Deeney refuses to return to train with the rest of the club as he has concerns over his son's health, as well as unanswered issues around BAME players.


The news of the Watford player who contracted the virus has led to other Hornets players also refusing to report to training.


Danny Rose also criticized the plan of returning to action so soon saying that the players are treated as guinea pigs.