Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has revealed that he has no idea if the World Cup winner will be fit to face Arsenal in the Europe League final on Wednesday evening.
Kante is struggling with a knee injury and has been rated as '50-50' to be fit for tonight's clash in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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"I don’t know," responded Sarri when asked if the France international would be fit.
"He had a little problem on Saturday, a very little problem with his knee. It’s not really a very serious injury.
"The problem is the timing because we had only four days to try to recover him. We are trying. At the moment we don’t know. We will try until the last moment. We will try tomorrow, but at the moment we don’t know.
"He is 50/50 at the moment.
"Yesterday [Monday] 60/40 for the no, today [Tuesday] 50/50. He was a little bit better this [Tuesday] morning.
"But we are in trouble in midfield. At the moment we have only three midfielders for three positions. N’Golo is really important for us. He is the only defensive midfielder we have. Without N’Golo it’s a problem for us," Sarri concluded.
Arsenal are struggling with injury worries of their own with Juventus bound Aaron Ramsey to sit out of the clash, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan failed to make the trip due to political tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan.