Kante suffered an injury while warming up ahead of France's Euro 2020 qualifier against Iceland last Friday, a game his nation went on to win 1-0, and the midfielder then sat on the bench during France's 1-1 draw with Turkey on Monday. The injury has ruled the 28-year-old out of his club's Premier League match against Newcastle this Saturday.
A couple of years ago, N'Golo Kante might have been the most valuable soccer player in the world.
In August 2015, Leicester City signed the relatively unknown French midfielder from Caen for £5.6 million. The season before his arrival, Leicester finished with 41 points. In Kante's only season with the club, Leicester finished with 81 points, winning the most improbable championship in the history of modern sports.
Then, in July 2016, Chelsea signed the by-now-well-known French midfielder...
Didier Deschamps turns 51 on Tuesday and, obviously, this is not the birthday he wished for. It's been a tough 10 days for the France head coach. First and foremost, his team didn't secure qualification for the 2020 European Championships. A win against Turkey at home on Monday would have been enough, but they didn't take their chances, conceded a late goal on a set piece -- their consistent weakness -- and the doubts about their strength in depth are creeping back in.
On top of that, add a...
Former Arsenal and Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech made his competitive ice hockey debut on Sunday, helping the Guildford Phoenix win on a penalty shootout save.
The 37-year-old is a big fan of the sport and said he it was a dream to play in a game after his retirement from football last year. He signed last week with Guildford, who play National Ice Hockey League South 2.
Petr Cech can do it all 🏒 ⚽️— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 13, 2019
He saved two crucial penalties for a shootout win! pic.twitter.com/YB7bv4veiS
"It is kind of a childhood dream to come and play one game, which has [now] happened," said Cech, whose penalty...
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TOP STORY: Chelsea head Chilwell chase
The 22-year-old has been identified as a key target by Blues boss Frank...