Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits they’ve missed N’Golo Kante when injured.

Kante has been missing since the international break when he suffered a hamstring injury in France’s 1-0 win away to Bulgaria.

When asked how he had coped without Kante in the past few weeks, Conte told reporters: “For sure it is not simple.

“For us to play without N’Golo because he is an important player for us but now the team is used to playing without him but I hope to see him back very soon with us.”

When then questioned which players in the world compared to Kante, Conte replied: “There are players with the same characteristics but N’Golo is a really good player.

“He is becoming a top player for his characteristics but in the world there are many players with the same characteristics.”