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N’Golo Kante was absent from Chelsea training due to the Fear of Coronavirus

standard: N’Golo Kante was granted compassionate leave by Chelsea on Wednesday due to his safety concerns regarding football’s resumption amid the Covid-19 crisis.

After Premier League clubs voted unanimously in favour of a return to restricted, non-contact group activities as part of phase one of ‘Project Restart’ at a shareholders’ meeting earlier this week, top-flight players have been returning to training as of Tuesday and Wednesday.

After recording a negative Covid-19 test and initially training on Chelsea’s first day back at Cobham on Tuesday, Kante was then absent on Wednesday, with the 29-year-old granted permission to skip the session by Chelsea and head coach Frank Lampard.

It remains unclear at this stage when he will return to training.

Callum Hudson-Odoi also missed Chelsea training on Wednesday, but his absence had nothing to do with coronavirus or his arrest at the weekend.

Rather, the 19-year-old England forward – who became the first Premier League player to test positive for coronavirus in March before making a full recovery and returning a negative test in order to resume training on Tuesday – felt ill and has been prescribed medication.

Kante is not the only footballer to hold concerns over a return to action during the coronavirus pandemic.

Watford captain Troy Deeney has chosen not to return to training amid concerns over his family’s health and the increased risk posed to BAME players.

A number of other Hornets players opted not to attend training on Wednesday after Watford confirmed that one player – later revealed to be Adrian Mariappa – and two unidentified staff members had tested positive for Covid-19 and entered into a seven-day period of self-isolation.

Six positive tests were recorded in total across three Premier League clubs after an initial 748 tests carried out on Sunday and Monday.

Burnley confirmed on Tuesday that assistant manager Ian Woan was also among the six positive tests.

Source: Published by standard

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NUHU A BILLAH
NUHU A BILLAH
13 days ago

He is right due to the adverse effect of coroner virus no one would want to be associated with it

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
13 days ago

Hmmm…. I jst hope all is fyn

Oluwaseun Elugbaju
Oluwaseun Elugbaju
13 days ago

Health is wealth, I don’t blame him

Osuji Caleb ikechi
Osuji Caleb ikechi
13 days ago

The fear of COVID still grip him.

ogunjemiyo Akinlami
ogunjemiyo Akinlami
13 days ago

Kante should not be fair considering the measure they take to prevent the virus like no contact training and anybody entering the trading camp must be tested I think that measure is OK .

Sunday Bose
Sunday Bose
13 days ago

He is trying to stay safe. that’s thoughtful of him

Blessing
Blessing
13 days ago

Ok

Michael Josi
Michael Josi
12 days ago

Their absence as a result of their fears over Coronavirus is justified and can not be hold against them. But Kante should prison his fears against the virus since several tests have been conducted before the training, so he should make up his mind, observe social distancing and train

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
12 days ago

I dont think is becos of fear of covid19. He may have a reason for his absent

Omo_ola
Omo_ola
12 days ago

Then, I perfectly agrees with his reasons, no one will want to give up his life.

Gideon
Gideon
12 days ago

Of course He have to run for his life because nobody wants to die

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
12 days ago

That’s the beginning of wisdom

Umukoro Ufuoma
Umukoro Ufuoma
12 days ago

safety first, it is for the betterment of the club and individual, stay safe Kante

Victor Destiny
Victor Destiny
12 days ago

He’s just being careful. Not all the players welcome the idea of a league restart at this point in time

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
12 days ago

He informed Lampard earlier,so it’s not a big deal.

Idris yayah
Idris yayah
12 days ago

Sharp guy, i salute ur braveness.

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
12 days ago

Mine is to pray may God guide us

Fatima Abdullahi club
Fatima Abdullahi club
12 days ago

I just hope all is fine,know body one die

Ogali Christian
Ogali Christian
12 days ago

My broda run ooo prevention is better than cure

Chima franklyn
Chima franklyn
12 days ago

That’s what he’s supposed to do

Atte
Atte
12 days ago

I dont blame Kante or any other player who is absent from training due to fear of the pandemic, but if they have to fight the virus then they need to remove fear completely and go back to training observing every safety procedures

Emmanuel Aso otisi
Emmanuel Aso otisi
12 days ago

He made the right choice , safety before anything

Ademola wahab
Ademola wahab
12 days ago

Nice decision from chelsea, health matters most, i hope the league come to a decision soon, bcos is not yet save to resume for the league.

James Mamah
James Mamah
12 days ago

For the sake of his health, he is right

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
12 days ago

That’s really sad,some players are not interested in finishing the premier league.

Regine
Regine
12 days ago

He wants to be careful . people are still testing positive to the virus

Obinna Stanley okoye
Obinna Stanley okoye
12 days ago

I pray he doesn’t get infected

Godwin Danjuma
Godwin Danjuma
12 days ago

He’s right, but he needs to train with his team mate

Ajoseh Florence
Ajoseh Florence
12 days ago

Health is wealth oo

Rasheed Toheeb Bolaji
Rasheed Toheeb Bolaji
12 days ago

His very right about his decision. Prevention is better than cure.

Abdulwahab Shayau
Abdulwahab Shayau
12 days ago

We pray this pandemic should end soon

Ekigho Grace
Ekigho Grace
12 days ago

Lol Ngolo is scared oooooo health first,nobody wan die ooooooo

Chukwuka Obiosa
Chukwuka Obiosa
12 days ago

Maybe they should wait till june ending to start the league

Fatima Abdullahi
Fatima Abdullahi
12 days ago

He was absent because of corona virus, life is so sweet

Ajagu Joseph Samson
Ajagu Joseph Samson
12 days ago

Thanks for the information

Chetachi Nwabueze
Chetachi Nwabueze
12 days ago

The positive cases are discouraging but I believe progress will be made to restart the season

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
12 days ago

Been save is better

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
12 days ago

That was a good measure taken by Chelsea, safety of human health first.

Stanley Ejike Raphael
Stanley Ejike Raphael
12 days ago

I don’t really blame him, nobody wants to die

AREO Abiodun
AREO Abiodun
12 days ago

He needs to be tested for this virus and keep healthy

Felix Osezua
Felix Osezua
12 days ago

This is serious, they should suspend training for now to avoid possible danger of coronavirus

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
12 days ago

Most players will be psychologically affected on and off d pitch because of the virus

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
12 days ago

Kante is trying to prevent he self from this corona virus 🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂…odoi should go for another test, maybe he have contacted this corona virus again

Peace okocha
Peace okocha
12 days ago

It is his right to live. It is his right to absorb every preventive measure to live.

TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
12 days ago

Okay

Ndumnwere Benjamin Paul
Ndumnwere Benjamin Paul
12 days ago

He is making the right decision for himself

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
11 days ago

He Might have other issues apart from coronavirus

Opeloyeru Mubaraq Oluwaseun
Opeloyeru Mubaraq Oluwaseun
10 days ago

Please be safe Kante

Nicholas Jackie Sonnie
Nicholas Jackie Sonnie
9 days ago

Health is very important

ojelabi babatunde
ojelabi babatunde
8 days ago

the fear of covid 19 is the beginning of wisdom for good health………