Although the severity of the reported muscle problem remains unclear, given Kante's fitness record lately, Chelsea manager Lampard should be anxious.
Frank Lampard could face another injury problem N'Golo Kante reportedly did not make France's matchday squad against Croatia due to a muscle problem.
And it is unclear whether Lampard would stand in Kante's way to attend a close friend's wedding.
The news outlet also claimed the France global is keen about joining Real Madrid and wants to push for his exit next year.
A Chelsea spokesperson has however quashed the rumour and labelled it a "total nonsense" according to the Daily Mail.
Reports regarding the clash between player and coach came as a huge surprise despite the pair having a good relationship.
It marks a drastic change in relations with the Chelsea boss, who had granted the midfielder compassionate leave earlier this year amid his concerns over returning to football in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 29-year-old was arguably among France's best players in their goalless draw against Portugal on Sunday.
The France global was heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge over the worldwide transfer window, with Antonio Conte keen on a reunion with the midfielder at Inter.
Kante has started all Chelsea's first four Premier League matches and it has proved that the Frenchman is still in Lampard's plans.
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