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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard reveals N’Golo Kante injury setback ahead of Super Cup against Liverpool

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N'Golo Kante suffered a fresh injury in Chelsea's defeat to Manchester United
N’Golo Kante suffered a contemporary injury in Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Frank Lampard has published that N’Golo Kante sustained ‘another small injury’ in Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester United and is a doubt for his or her Super Cup conflict against Liverpool.

Kante, 28, flew house early from Chelsea’s pre-season excursion of Japan with a knee injury and was once no longer deemed have compatibility sufficient to begin at Old Trafford, however got here on as a 73rd-minute replace as Chelsea have been hammered 4-Zero by way of United.

While Kante remained at the box till full-time, Lampard claims the midfielder suffered a contemporary injury drawback and is wary over his probabilities of that includes on the Besiktas Park in Istanbul.

The Frenchman, who has additionally struggled with hamstring problems this summer season, will likely be assessed sooner than Wednesday night time’s conflict.

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Asked why Kante began a number of the substitutes against United, Lampard defined: ‘Kante was once [out] purely as a result of he had an injury. I’m very conscious of how necessary he’s.

‘He picked up any other small injury within the recreation, so we’re assessing that.

‘I pick the best team to win the game, regardless of age. [Mason] Mount deserves his chance on merit, I don’t worry taking part in younger gamers.

‘In terms of how we set up, I really liked some of our aggressive off the ball work. We have to be adaptable and respect the strengths of our opponents. There may be subtle changes of our approach.’

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Lampard is desperate to win the Super Cup after two defeats as a player
Lampard is determined to win the Super Cup after two defeats as a participant (Picture: Getty)

Lampard says that Willian (thigh) and Antonio Rudiger (knee) are each getting nearer to complete fit health after lacking Chelsea’s loss to United.

‘Willian and Rudiger are here and they are in different stages,’ Lampard stated.

Willian isn’t some distance from have compatibility, to place him on a top depth fit is hard. He will likely be running thru this week on health. Tomorrow he’ll be at the bench. Similar with Rudiger.

Lampard is decided to win the Super Cup after dropping the fit on two events as a participant at Chelsea.

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‘It means a lot to the club,’ he insisted.

‘I misplaced two, one in deficient cases, having gained the Champions League and we have been some distance off that recreation against Atletico Madrid. ‘We misplaced in Munich sadly, I imagine.

‘It is important to give everything to win it. It is another trophy for the club. But for the feeling that we can compete with Liverpool and go from there.’

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