The World Cup-winning midfielder claims to be “feeling better” after sitting out three video games and coming off the bench in opposition to Tottenham
N’Golo Kante’s replace on his common health at Chelsea might be music to the ears of Thomas Tuchel, with the French midfielder saying his latest groin problem was “managed very well” and he’s now “feeling better”.
The World Cup winner was pressured to take a seat out three video games for the Blues after selecting up one other premature knock.
He was, nevertheless, launched off the bench in a derby date with Tottenham on Sunday and scored a uncommon objective in north London as his presence helped to swing a good encounter in favour of the present Premier League leaders.
What has been stated?
On being again in motion and seeking to rediscover full match sharpness, Kante advised Chelsea’s official web site: “I’m feeling higher.
“I think we managed the injury very well. I took time to come onto the pitch and I am happy to be back and I felt very good.”
Can Kante get again to his greatest?
Kante changed Mason Mount within the coronary heart of Chelsea’s midfield in opposition to Spurs, and helped the Blues to a convincing 3-0 win.
He added better management for Tuchel’s facet in a congested engine room, together with his power and drive serving to to push their native rivals onto the again foot.
The 30-year-old even obtained his identify on the scoresheet, though he did profit from a big slice of luck as a hopeful drive from distance flicked off Eric Dier and left Hugo Lloris wrong-footed.
“It wasn’t my most beautiful goal, but it was an important goal and it helped my team,” Kante added.
“Mateo [Kovacic] gave me the ball, I saw that I had time to shoot so I shot, it was a deflection, but I am happy that it touched the post and went in. I am happy that I helped the team.”
Kante’s outing in opposition to Tottenham was simply his fourth of the season, with solely 108 minutes of top-flight motion seen thus far, however he’s now freed from his newest ailment and able to change into a talismanic determine for Chelsea as soon as extra.