Chelsea boss Graham Potter has said that addressing N’Golo Kante’s contract situation is not currently a priority, with the club instead focusing on helping him return to full fitness. The France international recently underwent surgery on a recurring hamstring problem, meaning that he will be absent for the 2022 World Cup.
The recovery process is likely to take in the region of four months, which will take him well into 2023, and there remains widespread uncertainty surrounding his future at Stamford Bridge. Potter, speaking ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United, insisted that “the focus” at this moment was to help Kante “get fit”. The club’s head coach has therefore suggested that talks over a possible new deal will not begin until he has returned to the field.
“The most important thing is to help him get fit. He has a long road ahead…”. 🔵 #CFC “We have to make sure he gets the right treatment – when he is enjoying his football, we can think about the contract then”.
Kante has only made two appearances for Chelsea during the 2022-23 campaign, with his last outing against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on August 14. Chelsea saw a five-game winning run come to an end on Wednesday evening when they were held to a goalless draw by Brentford in the Premier League.
Casemiro earned Manchester United a stoppage-time point at Chelsea as a captivating tactical battle between Erik ten Hag and Graham Potter ended in 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. chelsea is currently in 4th position with 21 points in the table while manchester united are in 5th position with 20 points