EPL: Conte reveals details of how Kante fainted during Chelsea training

Carrie Guzman
March 9, 2018

Palace have lost three league games in a row since the draw with Newcastle, a poor run that has further highlighted their dependence on Ivory Coast global Zaha to provide the creative spark and energy to their attack.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said on Friday (March 9) that midfielder N'Golo Kante has trained all week and is showing no ill-effects after passing out briefly in the dressing room last week.

Reports emerged this week, that the France global fainted after training on Friday. 'He trained the whole week.

'Last week, on Friday, it was very cold.

"The doctor brought him to have many check-ups, to understand his physical condition". So when you have a player out for any length of time there's always a risk you'll push for him to come back earlier than he should. But he's OK, every check is OK, perfect'.

"The teams ahead of us are going with great velocity", Conte said.

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Chelsea lost the reverse fixture at Selhurst Park in October to a Palace side inspired by Wilfried Zaha, a player who may return from injury on Saturday, but Conte insisted the visitors are not just a one-man team.

'Tomorrow for sure we have this option, to play with Giroud, or Morata as number nine, ' he said. Those two points - more, when you look at the United game - could have made a big difference.

"This season we are also paying a bit for a lack of experience in many of our players, but Baka has the right personality to become an important player for Chelsea, I hope in the present but for sure in the future".

After two consecutive losses to Manchester United and Manchester City, Antonio Conte's men will be rooting for maximum points to keep their top-four ambitions alive.

Conte added: 'They (Palace) lost the last couple of games. We need three points and we know very well that we are playing against a good team with talented players.

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