Lampard has admitted how frustrating it has been without Kante for a large portion of his first season in charge, MySportDab reports.
Frank Lampard has described N’Golo Kante as “one of the great players in the world”.
Lampard insisting the midfielder has been a huge miss for Chelsea in the course of an injury prone 2019-20 campaign.
Kante has established himself as one of the most consistent player in the Premier League over the last 5 years.
Impressing with his style and relentless energy levels in the center of the park.
The midfielder has won Epl titles both Leicester Leicester and Chelsea.
He went on and became a World Cup winner with France in 2018.
Kante has racked up over 34 Premier League appearances in each of the previous four seasons.
Those record seems to have caught up with him over the past 10 months.
Frank Lampard has hardly ever been in a position to call upon the ex-Foxes star for more than a handful of games at a time.
An adductor issue suffered in the course of a home defeat to Manchester United had kept Kante sidelined since February.
The coronavirus break in the season has allowed him extra time to recover.
Lampard is hopeful that a talismanic figure’s fitness troubles will be a thing of the past when football finally resumes.
He is additionally looking ahead to welcoming Ruben Loftus-Cheek back into the fold after a long-term injury lay-off.
“We had 4 or 5 of those injured players when we finished playing recently.
N’Golo Kante is obviously a remarkable example because he’s played 4 or 5 incredible seasons.
In terms of his individual success and he’s been used quite rightly by his managers a lot,”
The Chelsea boss told BT Sport.
“This season he’s played solely about 40% of our games and even then it’s been tough for him and I’ve really felt for him on an individual level.
He’s been a huge miss for us.
“Looking forward, whenever a restart comes we want to get him in the best shape, want to get Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the fantastic shape.
“We’ve had barely different plans for them however they’ve been scuppered with what we’ve had to do.
The players’ health comes first, the mental well-being of the players comes first.
“The self-isolation was hard at first due to the fact nobody sincerely knew what it was about we are just attempting to get those players who have had injury fitter.
When we get a chance to get back to full training we can get them back to the place we want them to be.
“We obviously need Kante back in our team, one of the best players in the world.
I knew that before I became manager of Chelsea and know that now from working with him.
“I haven’t been able to have him an awful lot this year and going forward we, of course, want him fit and raring to go.”