Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is “looking good” to play in this weekend’s Champions League final against Manchester City, according to Thomas Tuchel.
The Frenchman was left out of the matchday squad for the 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday, but he is expected to feature at the Estadio do Dragao Stadium on Saturday evening.
Supporters on Twitter are relieved that Kante is likely to be fit for the season-defining game, with the 30-year-old having been integral to the club’s upturn in form since Tuchel’s arrival at the start of the year:
Ok now I can breathe 😅
— CFC_Jamie431 (@CFC_Jamie431) May 24, 2021
some good news
— Zey (@arinzeyy) May 24, 2021
— . (@its_ChelseaTing) May 24, 2021
— Chijindu Klechi (@Chijind31185936) May 24, 2021
Yess we are winning
Chelsea will do impossible again pic.twitter.com/ea1MxJlwsE
— Aye Min Oo (@AyeMinOocfc) May 24, 2021
Finally, I can breath😭
— Darwin Wis💙 (@havertzcoyb) May 24, 2021
Perfect and after the UCL final no matter the outcome, we go in strong this summer transfer window(Upgrade our DM position).
— Mrr Lee (@boogielesley) May 24, 2021
A quarter fit Kante will still be the best player for Chelsea ngl.. just play him ffs 😭
— Krishna iyer (@krishiyer1996) May 24, 2021
Kovacic and Kante in the middle hopefully. Jorginho has been poor in the last few games.
— Chris Gray – You broke it, you own it. 🇮🇪🇪🇺 (@chriostoir_g) May 24, 2021
A fit N’Golo means a pocketed KDB and Foden
— Gray (@Graham_Gray19) May 24, 2021
Kante’s inclusion in the starting lineup against City will be pivotal to the Blues’ chances of getting a result in Portugal. Tuchel has said that Chelsea are a different team with him in the side, and that was proven once again when the London club lost against Villa at the weekend.
Hopefully, the France international is 100% fit to start, and no risks are being taken in order to get him out on the pitch.