Chelsea star set to miss Europa League final with injury blow


There are several reports claiming that Chelsea will have to make do without their star Frenchman, N'golo Kante, after he picked up an injury during training.


Kante missed the last two games of the domestic season, after he was suffering from a hamstring problem. He was set to recover just in time for the crucial Europa League final clash against Arsenal, but just as he had restarted training, he picked up another injury.


Kante is still being assessed by the Chelsea medical staff, but with the game being on Wednesday, it is extremely unlikely that he will be able to recover in time.

This will mean that Chelsea will have both Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek unavailable in midfield, after the Englishman suffered an Achilles tendon rupture earlier on this month.


Chelsea are also without Antonio Rudiger, who has a knee problem, as well as Callum Hudson-Odoi, who has also suffered an Achilles tendon rupture.


This will mean that Sarri's options are extremely limited for the final, and will possibly mean that the Chelsea midfield will consist of Jorginho, Kovacic, and Barkley.


The final will be played on Wednesday 29th May at 9pm GMT+2 in Baku, Azerbaijan.