Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted it is not good news over N’Golo Kante.
The Frenchman was forced off after 13 minutes against Manchester United in their 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
It is a devastating blow for the Blues, who are already coping with a number of injuries to key players.
Callum Hudson-Odoi was ruled out prior to the match on Monday with a hamstring injury.
He was added to an injury list including Tammy Abraham, Emerson, Christian Pulisic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
And now Kante looks set to spend some time on the sidelines after Lampard gave a worrying update.
He said: “It’s an adductor injury. We’ll have to assess it but it doesn’t look great.”
Chelsea have some big games coming up that will shape their season.
Their next three games at Stamford Bridge are Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Liverpool.
The Blues’ cushion in the race for the top four as now been erased with Spurs one point behind.
Chelsea’s Kante could be out for a while
Jose Mourinho’s side could overtake their London rivals on Saturday while Bayern, who are the competition’s top scorers on 24 in six games, will be licking their lips.
And the result against the Red Devils will do little to boost confidence in a dressing room that is appearing to show cracks.
Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire scored in a 2-0 win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who has now won three games against Lampard this season.
The Blues can feel harshly dealt with after a series of questionable decisions but the Englishman was more concerned with the manner in which defeat was conceded.
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He said: “I don’t like losing and the way we are losing games. Lots of shots on goal and around goal.
“It isn’t enough goals from the middle or wide areas. It is the Premier League.
“You have to get a superiority in the game with goals. You leave teams…