Kante Out For 3 Weeks-Conte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that they expect to be without midfielder N’Golo Kante for three weeks due to the hamstring injury he suffered on international duty.

Kante limped off in the first half of France’s 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Bulgaria last Saturday and boss Antonio Conte is resigned to being without him for the rest of October.

“Kante is going to do another scan next week to check if his situation is improving. From the previous scan, maybe he will be out for around 20 or 21 days,” Conte said.

Alvaro Morata will also miss this weekend’s match against Crystal Palace, but Conte said he is hopeful the Spain striker will be fit for the Champions League match against Roma on Wednesday.

“I hope to have Morata back very soon, I hope for the next game,” Conte said.

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