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Frank Lampard plans more talks with N’Golo Kante after Premier League vote


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Kante has sidelined himself (Picture: Getty)

Frank Lampard intends to speak to N’Golo Kante again after the Premier League voted to progress to restricted contact training.

Kante has not trained since day one of the no-contact training as the midfielder is concerned about catching coronavirus.

Chelsea and Lampard have given their full backing to Kante and are prepared for him to miss the rest of the season.

Kante wants better assurances about his well-being after his brother died of a heart attack in 2018.

The Chelsea star also passed out in front of his team-mates in training two years ago.

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Lampard wants to fill Kante in on the science behind the Premier League’s decision to move to phase two of training, according to the Telegraph.

Kante has continued to report for his coronavirus testing so is free to return to training when he decides it is safe to do so.

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Lampard wants to keep Kante informed (Picture: Getty)

Willy Caballero revealed Kante was worried at one stage that he had contract the virus during lockdown.

‘He tested negative for Covid-19 but he had a bad time of it during quarantine with symptoms of the virus that gave him that fear,’ said Caballero.

‘We respect him and we’ll wait until he feels comfortable because the truth is that to do what we’re doing you have to feel okay and feel confidence and after we start again, we have to all go forward together.

‘N’Golo is a very humble and hard-working person who is always smiling and he must have his reasons to lift up his hand and say what he’s said.’

The Premier League remain on track to restart the 2019/20 season in late June and have so far detected eight cases of coronavirus across all the clubs.

Watford, Burnley, Brighton and Bournemouth have all had positive tests results, but the vote on Wednesday to move onto the next phase of training was unanimous.

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