Leicester suffer Kante blow as they look to maintain momentum

Key midfielder will be out of action for a couple of matches

N'Golo Kante, Leicester

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Leicester are going to be without midfielder N'Golo Kante for their next two matches.

The 24-year-old had to be replaced during last weekend's narrow win over Norwich and manager Claudio Ranieri says that he is carrying a hamstring injury that means that he will have to sit out their upcoming matches against West Brom and Watford.

"We lose him for the next two matches. I hope only two. It's a little painful, he suffered during all of the season and now we want to give him some rest. Two matches and he can restart," said the manager.

Kante has been a revelation this season. A virtual unknown before the start of the season, he has been one of the top midfielders this campaign, with his energy and work-rate seeing him right among the top Premier League players for tackles per game and interceptions per match.

Leicester play West Brom tomorrow, before their second match of the week at Watford on Saturday.