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Kante did not feature in Chelsea's match against Premier League leaders
Manchester City at the weekend after fainting at the club's training
ground, reports said on Tuesday.
The Daily Telegraph newspaper said shocked team-mates feared the
France international had suffered a heart problem when he briefly passed
out after training on Friday.
It said a Chelsea doctor was on the scene within seconds of Kante
slumping to one side in the dressing room at the club's Cobham training
ground southwest of London.
The 26-year-old was given the all-clear after cardiology tests, the
report said, and Kante travelled with the squad to Manchester for
Sunday's match. He was cleared to play but felt unwell on Sunday
The midfielder was back in training on Monday and is expected to be
available for Saturday's Premier League home game against Crystal
Kante's health scare came two days before Fiorentina captain and
Italy international Davide Astori, 31, was found dead in his hotel room
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, who coached Astori when he was in charge
of the Italian national team, said the player's death was a "tragedy".
Kante, who has played 38 matches for club and country this season,
won the Premier League title with Leicester in 2015/16 and repeated the
feat under Conte after joining the London club.
He won the Football Writers' Association and Professional Footballers' Association player of the year awards last season.