USA About: Chelsea Publish: 12/20/2021 Edit: 12/20/2021 Author: Gardener
There are concerns around Chelsea that N'Golo Kante may have inflicted some damage on his side's game against the Wolves on Sunday afternoon after reportedly having no choice but to play. Due to a small Covid-19 outbreak affecting the Chelsea squad, the Blues were forced to play with limited numbers in Sunday's 0-0 draw against Wolves. With Ben Chilwell, Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi out due to Covid-19, Kante had to move up despite his recently recovered injury. As Tariq Panja reports, Chelsea's N'Golo Kante may have done some harm during the game after being forced to play over a string of positive Covid-19 cases. The French midfielder had only returned to training this week after injuring himself in his team's 4-0 win over Juventus and being sidelined for around a month. Thomas Tuchel was at a loss in the game because Jorginho had tested both positive and negative for Covid-19 and was therefore removed from the squad as a precaution. Mateo Kovacic, who recently recovered from Covid-19, was back in the squad and played as a replacement for Hakim Ziyech in the second half. Tuchel thought it was "unfair" to start both Kante and Kovacic as both were absent in the past few weeks. Chelsea's next game will be against Brentford on Wednesday night. However, whether the game will take place or not will be confirmed in the coming days.
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