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N’Golo Kanté to miss Phase 1 Chelsea training owing to personal fears about COVID-19

French international midfielder N’Golo Kanté has been permitted to train at home for the foreseeable future after missing a Phase 1 training session at Chelsea on Wednesday owing to personal concerns about contracting COVID-19, according to The Telegraph.

Kanté is COVID-19 negative, having undergone a test at the Cobham Training Centre on Tuesday, but has a history of heart conditions in his family and is worried about his personal safety and that of his family’s.

His team-mates are understood to have been fully supportive of his decision – Kanté, 29, will continue to train at home. He collapsed in the Cobham dressing room in March 2018 in front of his team-mates, which led him to miss a fixture against Manchester City.

Tests on his heart however indicated that there was no source of serious underlying concern.

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