Conte insists Kante will only play when he is 100% fit.


Antonio Conte has disclosed that N’Golo Kante will play no part in the team till he is 100% fit. Kante returned to training for Chelsea on Monday after suffering a hamstring injury while playing for the French national team in early October, but was absent from the bench for Chelsea’s Champions League match against Roma at the Stadio Olympico.


Conte will definitely need Kante back in the team as they face Manchester United this weekend in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge, especially after the the 3 nil bashing from Roma in which Fabregas and Bakayoko were dominated in the blues’ midfield.

However, Conte has insisted he will not gamble with the fitness of the player ahead of the big game on Sunday.

“After an important muscular problem, it would be stupid to risk it, so when Kante feels at 100 per cent, he will return to playing,” Conte said in the course of an interview with Italian television channel Mediaset Premium after the Champions League loss to Roma.

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