Injured Kante leaves Chelsea’s pre-season camp

N’Golo Kante has returned to London from Chelsea’s pre-season trip to Japan for more treatment on his ongoing knee problem.

The French midfielder, who has not featured in the Blues’ pre-season campaign, picked up the injury in May.

The then Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri suggested at the time that he had made a mistake by not resting Kante.

Meanwhile, Tammy Abraham and keeper Kepa have returned to training.

Both players missed the recent 1-0 loss to Kawasaki Frontale because of illness but could be involved against Barcelona on Tuesday.