Chelsea hit by N’Golo Kante injury blow ahead of West Brom clash

Posted Friday, April 02, 2021 by PA

Chelsea hit by N’Golo Kante injury blow ahead of West Brom clash

N’Golo Kante will miss Chelsea’s Premier League clash with West Brom on Saturday due to a muscle injury picked up on international duty with France.

Thiago Silva (thigh) and Tammy Abraham (ankle) are finally both fully fit after niggling injuries.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has also shaken off a shoulder issue picked up with England Under-21s.

West Brom will be without young midfielder Conor Gallagher.

The 21-year-old is on loan from Chelsea and is ineligible for the game against his parent club.

Hal Robson-Kanu was sent home from Wales duty after breaching protocol but has tested negative for coronavirus. All the Baggies’ international contingent are available for the match.

Chelsea provisional squad: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Zouma, Rudiger, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Jorginho, Mount, Havertz, Ziyech, Giroud, Arrizabalaga, James, Christensen, Emerson, Alonso, Kovacic, Gilmour, Pulisic, Werner, Abraham, Anjorin.

West Brom provisional squad: Johnstone, Bartley, Furlong, Townsend, O’Shea, Pereira, Okay Yokuslu, Maitland-Niles, Phillips, Diagne, Robson-Kanu, Diangana, Grant, Peltier, Sawyers, Button, Snodgrass, Ajayi, Robinson, Livermore.


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