N’Golo Kante tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Juventus

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Kante of Chelsea during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park Stadium, London Picture date:. 30th December 2018. Picture credit should read: Craig Mercer / Sportimage via PA Images
FILE PHOTO: N’Golo Kante of Chelsea during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park Stadium, London Picture date:. 30th December 2018. (Photo by Craig Mercer / Sportimage via PA Images / CFP)

N’Golo Kante is set to miss Chelsea’s UEFA Champions league clash with Juventus on Wednesday after testing positive for COVID-19.

The London club announced the development on Tuesday, noting that the 30-year-old has gone into self-isolation as dictated by health protocols.

Kante will also miss Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Southampton on Saturday, and may also miss out on France’s Nations League clash with Belgium on October 7.

Other than Kante, Chelsea will also be without Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount and Reece James for the game against Juventus. All three have injuries.

The Blues will be hoping to return to winning ways after losing 1-0 to Manchester City last weekend.

Juventus currently top Group H on goal difference, having beaten Malmo 3-0 in the opening fixture while Chelsea managed a 1-0 victory over Zenit Saint Petersburg.

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