Kante goes off injured ahead of Chelsea's Europa League semi-final

Chelsea was dealt a blow ahead of its Europa League semi-final second leg against Eintracht Frankfurt with an injury to N'Golo Kante.

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante sustained an injury against Watford on Saturday.   -  Getty Images

N'Golo Kante is a doubt for the second leg of Chelsea's Europa League semi-final with Eintracht Frankfurt after sustaining an injury against Watford on Saturday.

A muscular issue forced the France international off after just 10 minutes of the Premier League meeting at Stamford Bridge, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek taking his place.

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Maurizio Sarri may have to plan for the visit of Eintracht on Thursday without Kante, who completed the full 90 minutes in the 1-1 first-leg draw.

Kante suffered an injury to his ribs against Burnley on April 22 but was able to play a full part in Chelsea's next two games.

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