N'Golo Kante allowed to stay away as Chelsea train

  • N'Golo Kante allowed to stay away as Chelsea train

N'Golo Kante allowed to stay away as Chelsea train

N'Golo Kante has been allowed to stay away from Chelsea's return to training due to his coronavirus fears.

The France global has been given permission to train at home and he has the full support of head coach Frank Lampard and the club's board.

The French World Cup victor joined up with Frank Lampard's squad on Tuesday as Chelsea resumed training following the Premier League's decision to allow socially distanced sessions.

It is unclear when Kante will train again.

On Tuesday, it was announced that there had been six positive tests across three Premier League clubs, including one from Watford defender Adrian Mariappa.

The 31-year-old brought up certain studies that show that the virus affects people of various ethnicities differently, and that his newly born son has had breathing issues, and therefore does not want to put his life in jeopardy.

"It was a big surprise because I haven't really left the house, apart from some exercise and the odd walk with the kids".

Kante's decision to stay at home comes after Watford captain Troy Deeney opted not to join his team for the resumption of training.

Sportsmail exclusively reported Kante's u-turn on Wednesday after reporting to the club's Cobham base on Tuesday.

The defender told his club's website: "It seems such a safe environment". It's obviously odd and something that we're not used to but.

According to Sky Sports, the France global expressed safety concerns over a return amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "I think it's good mentally as well to come into the training ground and get used to the surroundings again".