Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri gives N’Golo Kante a “50-50” chance of being fit to face Arsenal in the Europa League final as the midfielder continues his recovery from a knee injury.

Having missed Chelsea’s previous two games with a hamstring strain, Kante had returned to training but injured his knee on Saturday as Sarri prepared his players for Wednesday’s final in Baku.

Chelsea are already without Ruben Loftus-Cheek, whose season was ended by an Achilles injury, which potentially leaves them with only three fit central midfielders in Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley.

“He has a very little problem with his knee,” Sarri said on Tuesday. “The problem is the timing. We have only four days. We are trying.”

“At the moment we don’t know [if he will be fit]. We will try until the last moment.

“I think [his chances are] 50-50 at the moment. Yesterday 60-40 no, today 50-50. He was a little bit better this morning, but 50-50.”

 

Source: Sky Sports