Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has confirmed that N’Golo Kante has sustained a hamstring problem which is set to keep him out of the forthcoming games against Eintracht Frankfurt and Leicester City.
The Frenchman picked up the problem during the first 10 minutes of the league clash against Watford and Sarri has now acknowledged that he should have rested the midfielder in the first place.
“He has a problem with his hamstring, but I think I made a mistake, he should have rested today,” he told Sky Sports during his post-match reaction.
The Blues secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Watford after putting in a strong showing during the second period and that has assured them of Champions League football next term.
Both United and Arsenal aided their objective of finishing in the top four after they played out stalemates against Huddersfield Town and Brighton & Hove Albion respectively.
The Blues are scheduled to face Eintracht Frankfurt in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday and they are on the front seat after grabbing an away goal from a 1-1 draw during the reverse fixture.
Should they reach the final, Kante could make the first-team squad, provided the hamstring injury sustained is not deemed serious. He is expected to be assessed in the next few days.