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N’Golo Kanté tests positive for COVID-19

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Chelsea has suffered a major blow ahead of their Champions League fixture after midfielder N’Golo Kanté tested positive for COVID-19.

Speaking to the media was Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel who confirmed that the France international will miss their fixture against Juventus after testing positive for the virus.

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Others who will miss the clash are Mason Mount, Reece James and Christian Pulisic who are nursing injuries.

The news comes barely months after the 30-year-old overcame a groin injury including in Thomas Tuchel plans for this season by making three appearances since.

He is yet to hit the ground running and give opponents real challenge especially in the Premier League where fierce contention is in the air including the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Chelsea who won against Zenit in their first clash, are expected to face hurdles against Juventus with the Italian giants eyeing the European tittle.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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