Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel delivered a positive injury update about N’Golo Kante on Friday afternoon – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter are delighted after hearing the news.

Tuchel announced in his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s clash with Tottenham that Kante is available to play.

The £30million midfielder is “ready to play” and is in “full shape” going into the London derby away to Spurs. 

Kante has missed the last two games with a groin injury, something he picked up during the international break while with his country France. 

But, the 30-year-old can now return to action on the weekend. 

He’s one of the outstanding individuals in the squad at Stamford Bridge, however, that shouldn’t necessarily guarantee an automatic return to the XI. 


Jorginho has been in the form of his career during 2021 in the centre of the park. Meanwhile, central midfielder Mateo Kovacic has started brilliantly in the new campaign. 

You’d still put box-to-box midfielder Kante in Chelsea’s best XI, but it’s worth noting he’s coming back from injury to challenge two in-form players.

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Chelsea fans buzzing with Kante injury comeback

Kante’s return is massive for the Blues, especially because they’ve got some massive fixtures before the next international break. 

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media are celebrating the injury news by saying he should immediately be back in the side.

It’s going to be interesting to see who Tuchel picks against Spurs due to the fact his squad is stacked with quality.

Christian Pulisic is still missing through injury, but there are going to be some massive names left on the bench at the weekend.

Here are comments from some Chelsea fans:

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