Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is back in light training ahead of this weekend’s game against Crystal Palace.
The Frenchman has been sidelined since the 2-2 draw against Tottenham last month after picking up a hamstring injury and fans on Twitter are excited that he is close to making his comeback:
The return of Chelsea
— 🇲 🇦 🇷 🇸 🇭 🇦 🇱 🇱 (@marshallGn99) September 27, 2022
Yes yes yes 🙏💙
— Raaja_ MD (@Aashiq_KD) September 27, 2022
Kante please stay fit for the whole of the season 🙏 🥺
— Wale 👽 (@Olawale_9) September 27, 2022
Welcome back beast😎
— Adeleye Olayemi (@AdeleyeOlayemi6) September 27, 2022
Watch all our problems magically go away when he returns 🥲
— Theo (@CFCTHE0) September 27, 2022
— 🇧🇬 (@Tuchels_) September 27, 2022
Oh man😊 , our season officially starts the day he returns.
— Mike (@spairog) September 27, 2022
The engine is back 💯
— Anthony Mutua Kyalo ~ ThT (@I_AnthonyMutua) September 27, 2022
Happy to see him play again
— football speaker 🤟 (@Vignesh63732505) September 27, 2022
The Blues do lack a cutting edge in midfield when Kante isn’t available and his return to action will be a huge boost for manager Graham Potter, who will want to have every player fit so that he can get his team firing on all cylinders as soon as possible.
It is important to note that Kante is being eased back into full training so we shall have to wait and see whether Potter believes he is ready for the trip to Selhurst Park.
Palace is never an easy place to go, with Patrick Vieira’s side always making it tough for their opponents, so having Kante fit would be a tremendous help.