According to reports coming in from England, claim Chelsea FC could be prepared to welcome back influential midfielder N’Golo Kante once again into the crease ahead of Sunday’s heavyweight clash with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
The Blue’s anchorman has been out for very nearly a month in the wake of suffering a hamstring injury on international duty with France back in October.
In his absence, Chelsea has conceded 11 goals in six matches, including three in their latest devastating 3-0 loss to Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday.
The West London defensive frailties were heartlessly exposed at the Stadio Olimpico and ‘The Blues’ are believing that Kante’s return can go some way to making them hard to separate again.
‘The Guardian’ reports that the 26-year-old has been back to full training since last week and was on the verge of playing against AS Roma, only to pull out upon his arrival of the clash subsequent to voicing his worries about returning too soon.
The French international proposed that it would be a close-run thing with reference to whether he would be fit for Sunday’s clash with the Red Devils or not, but the club’s therapeutic staff are believed to be sure of him making it.
Sunday’s clash could then see Kante go head-to-head with former teammates Nemanja Matic, who was sold to Manchester United in the summer transfer window and has since raised a number of questions.
All things considered, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois defended the club decided to sell the player, saying that nowadays clubs don’t have a choice when a player has made up his mind.
“Nowadays if a player wants to go to a team, then he has … I don’t want to say the power, but if he has a strong will to leave and join another team then it is hard for the club,” said Courtois. “You cannot just ignore him and say: ‘You cannot leave’ because then you have a disappointed player who won’t play at his best. So obviously, for us, you give a player to another big team, but they are choices that are made in football.
“We know Nemanja’s qualities. He is someone who, last year, gave us the balance as well. He decided to go to another team, so we won’t live in the past. Our midfield is very good, we have very strong players, so I don’t know if we miss him. But if you have two injuries in midfield then, of course, you can say we miss Nemanja because he is another quality player and he is doing well in Manchester.”
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