Chelsea fans on social media were over the moon to learn that N’Golo Kante is set to start the FA Cup final tomorrow.
Thomas Tuchel said in his press conference that: ‘He (Kante) will start tomorrow and very likely finish the game for us.’
This comes as a huge boost for Blues fans, who couldn’t contain their excitement following the latest update.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
There were some minor doubts over Kante’s fitness heading into Saturday’s cup showdown.
The 30-year-old was rested for the disappointing Premier League defeat at home to Arsenal on Tuesday.
But Tuchel reassured Chelsea followers that it was only a precautionary measure to have him fit for the finale.
His presence was sorely felt during that gut-wrenching Gunners fixture, with Billy Gilmour and Jorginho making up a mismatched midfield.
Kante could well line-up against Leicester with Mateo Kovacic beside him.
A hamstring problem picked up before the Champions League second leg tie with Porto has kept the Croatian out for well over a month.
Tuchel offered encouragement for Kovacic’s fitness as well, explaining that he was back with the group after his layoff.
Chelsea will need their strongest XI if they are to overcome the Foxes, who have aspirations of winning the FA Cup for the first time.