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Kante may have to change the way he trains to stay injury-free – Lampard4 min read

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Frank Lampard has not been impressed with the injuries Kante had this season, he believes that N’Golo Kante might have to change the way he manages himself and stay fit so that he will be available for the selection in upcoming matches.

The Frenchmen had been the only Chelsea player to be a part of every minute in Chelsea line up.

N’Golo Kante is now out of the upcoming match against crystal palace he is also unlikely to be fit to face Sheffield united which was going to schedule at the weekend.

Kante is undergoing the fourth injury of the season, he already missed the crucial matches in Premier League and Champions League. Lampard explained Kante might have to adjust his preparations and his fitness as he is going ahead in later stages of his playing career.

Frank Lampard has given his view in a press conference on Zoom“Take the small injury he has now out of it slightly because all players can get that in this period because we’re asking a lot of them in games,”.

“The story of the season being he had a pretty bad injury in the Europa League final and when we came back for pre-season, I wasn’t sure what the situation was and it turned out he wasn’t near fit with that injury.

“And now we end up with a slight domino effect that took us through the season which means he played pretty much fifty per cent of the games as we went into lockdown. I like to think that we’re through that patch and that this injury now is pretty unrelated.

“One of the things that looks different for me is that when you do get a few injuries, when you are in your mid-twenties you see things differently and you have to maintain yourself slightly differently and N’Golo certainly buys into that and I think that will help too.”

Lampard has a lot of impressive players and young talents to select from Mateo Kovacic is one of the players who will be going to miss out in midfield during the upcoming fixtures.

Jorginho and Billy Gilmour are two players which are still going to play a single minute since the resume of the season after the Pandemic in late June. Along with those two, Ross Barkley continues to be in a good run of form, adding goals and assists to his game.

He added “I spoke of it the other night after the game about teams with low blocks who make it difficult for you,”

“To be able to get players who can arrive with technical ability high up the pitch and around the box and find a pass and take someone out of the game with a skill or finish… It’s big in those games if we feel like we’re going to have a lot of control. 

“Generally, with the midfield, I do like midfield players who can perform and create chances for the team, not all the roles but can play high, can play on the side, can do the defensive duties and Mason really has that.

“His work off the ball is fantastic for us and if I feel like getting him high up the pitch to put more pressure on the other team if they want to play out, that can help us off the ball.

“Sometimes I’ll ask him to do a slightly different role with the ball where he comes deeper to make sure he’s not missing out on the ball because he’s a good player and needs to be on the ball deeper. Himself and Ross can perform that kind of role. 

“Kovacic can perform that kind of role. Ruben Loftus-Cheek can perform that kind of role. N’Golo Kante can perform that kind of role. Billy Gilmour can. Jorginho also can but his role predominantly in his career has been from a deeper position.

“I had those good problems within the team. I like to work on the midfield, making it as fluid as it possibly can be so we give teams problems. 

“Some performances recently, Watford being one the other day, Everton before lockdown I saw a real fluid movement of the midfield which I really liked. We have to continue to work on that.”

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