Although it looks fairly clear that football leagues across Europe wish to get back to normality as soon as possible, some footballers don’t appear to feel the same.
N’Golo Kante returned to training with his team-mates on Tuesday, but then decided, because of coronavirus concerns, to train from home, something that Chelsea gave their blessing.
Certain ethnic groups are more at risk from others during the covid pandemic, and it’s unclear at this stage when France international will return to training. It may be the case that the midfielder misses the rest of the 2019/20 campaign because of the genuine concerns that he has.
Though there’s no suggestion that the Blues will do anything other than supporting their player’s decision, he will be a big miss for Frank Lampard in the centre of the park. Chelsea manager wants to strengthen the squad during the summer transfer window.
At the business end, if points are needed to qualify for the Champions League, Kante could be required. However, any type of pressure exerted on him or other players that prefer not to play in the current circumstances would be entirely wrong.