Chelsea’s French midfielder N’Golo Kanté is not in Thomas Tuchel’s group, which is due to join the United States this Saturday for a pre-season tour. The world champion does not have a complete vaccination schedule and is therefore not authorized to travel to the USA.
N’Golo Kanté and Ruben Loftus-Cheek deprived of touring in the United States. Thomas Tuchel unveiled this Saturday the group of 29 players who must join Los Angeles today to start their pre-season internship. “N’Golo Kanté and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will not travel due to their Covid vaccination status,” the English club said on their website.
No friendly against Arsenal
Neither the international midfielder nor Ruben Loftus-Cheek have a complete vaccination schedule which, according to the rule in force in the USA, prevents them from entering American territory. The tricolor world champion, of whom we do not know if he had at least one dose, had tested positive at the end of September, which had forced him to forfeit three matches for the France team.
It is therefore from a distance that the former Caennais will follow Chelsea’s three friendlies across the Atlantic. The Blues will face Mexican club America on July 17 in Las Vegas, Charlotte FC on July 21 and finally their rival Arsenal on July 23 in Florida.