Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is hopeful midfielder Ngolo Kante will be back to action sooner, as fitness seems to be Kante’s problem as new season will start in weeks.

Kante who travelled back to london from the club pre-season tour in Japan in order to complete his rehabilitation for a knee injury he sustained last season against Watford.

Frank Lampard speak about Kante “I sent him home a few days ago. Even though I said how good the trip has been for someone who is in their rehab, I think it has been more beneficial for him to be at Cobham with the facilities we have there,” he said in his post-match press conference.

“It’s not a big backwards step that has been taken. He’s improving and hopefully by the time we get back and start training towards the weekend he will be in a position to pretty much join in with us.

Chelsea beat Barcelona 2-1 as Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley goals seal victory over the Spanish side.

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