COVID-19: N’golo Kante Allowed To Skip Chelsea Training

N'golo Kante

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante has been given permission to skip training amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

According to multiple reports, the France midfielder was given the green-light to remove himself from phrase one training on Wednesday having initially returned to Cobham on Tuesday.

Kante was photographed at the training ground in a new Mercedes and even attracted attention for growing hair in lockdown, but it’s unlikely that we’ll see him with his Chelsea teammates for a while.

The Daily Mail describes Kante’s decision to be a result of: ‘lingering health concerns linked to the coronavirus’, which may be amplified by the player’s history of tragedy within his family.

Kante’s father passed away when he was just 11 years old, while his elder brother died of a heart attack just weeks before the World Cup and the player himself fainted in training two years ago.

Fears across the Premier League

Sources have told the Mail: “The World Cup winner is particularly nervous about returning to action given the risks attached to playing while Covid-19 continues to kill hundreds of people per day.”

Troy Deeney is another high-profile player who is skipping the return to Premier League training, citing his five-month-old son’s breathing problems as a more than understandable reason.

But Deeney also drew attention to the fact BAME individuals have been found by data from the Office of National Statistics to be almost twice as likely to die from coronavirus.

Fears across the Premier League

Sources have told the Mail: “The World Cup winner is particularly nervous about returning to action given the risks attached to playing while Covid-19 continues to kill hundreds of people per day.”

Troy Deeney is another high-profile player who is skipping the return to Premier League training, citing his five-month-old son’s breathing problems as a more than understandable reason.

But Deeney also drew attention to the fact BAME individuals have been found by data from the Office of National Statistics to be almost twice as likely to die from coronavirus.

After all, the health of the players, staff and everybody involved with the beautiful game must and hopefully will be highest on the agenda.

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