N’Golo Kanté granted compassionate leave by Chelsea over Covid-19 fears

  • Midfielder not convinced it is safe to train in the UK
  • Frank Lampard fully supports Kanté’s request and stance

N’Golo Kanté was granted compassionate leave to miss Chelsea’s second day of phase one training because of the midfielder’s fears over the coronavirus.

While Kanté took part in Chelsea’s return to small group training on Tuesday after registering a negative coronavirus test, the France World Cup winner has concerns regarding attempts to resume the Premier League season. The 29-year-old is not convinced that it is safe to train while the UK remains in the grip of the pandemic and was given full consent to miss Wednesday’s session by Frank Lampard and the club.

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