Chelsea have been handed a double injury boost ahead of the Champions League final
as both N’Golo Kante and Edouard Mendy trained this afternoon at
Cobham. Chelsea in-form midfielder N’Golo Kante has been struggling with a hamstring
problem to the extent he missed Sunday’s Premier League finale at Aston Villa.
In the same game keeper, Mendy Mendy was forced off at half-time after crashing into the
goalpost making a save and injuring his ribs.
The stopper had to undergo scans in the wake of the incident and for a time boss
Thomas Tuchel l was sweating on his No1’s fitness.
But news that both have been passed fit for training at least is a massive plus for the
Stamford Bridge outfit.
NSL Learnt N’Golo Kante and Edouard Mendy took part in full training with the rest of
the group and then did a session on their own.
Chelsea fly to Portugal tomorrow ahead of this weekend’s final and Tuchel may now have
a full squad to choose from.
Without Kante on Sunday, the Blues slumped to a poor performance and 2-1 defeat
against Villa in the West Midlands.
Midfielder Mateo Kovacic, himself just back from injury, struggled to replace Kante at the
heart of midfield.
The Blues will undertake a training session at the Estadio Dragao on Friday
evening, some of which will be open to the media.