Premier League: Thomas Tuchel and N’Golo Kante throughout Chelsea’s match vs Sheffield United.© AFP
Thomas Tuchel dismissed on Wednesday fears that N’Golo Kante’s spate of hamstring accidents may diminish the France World Cup winner’s midfield dynamism, declaring himself a “big fan”. Kante will begin Thursday’s FA Cup fifth-round conflict at Barnsley in a much-changed Blues line-up, with new boss Tuchel delighted by the 29-year-old’s return to health. Chelsea boss Tuchel has tipped the “humble” midfielder to rediscover his aggressive, ball-winning greatest type. “I am completely not involved about his high quality,” Tuchel mentioned. “From what I see on the pitch in video games and what I see on the pitch at Cobham, it is every part I anticipated — and I anticipated rather a lot, I can inform you.
“I am an enormous fan and I can see the enter he has on groups, he makes groups higher, he makes guys round him really feel comfy.
“He has the mentality of a water-carrier, however on such a excessive stage.”
The Frenchman made substitute appearances in wins towards Tottenham and Sheffield United.
“I feel N’Golo matches into any supervisor’s plans on the planet,” the previous Paris Saint-Germain boss mentioned.
“I used to be determined to have him in my groups up to now. He’s a giant Chelsea participant and probably the greatest midfielders on the planet. So I’m so fortunate to have him in my squad and that he’s again match once more.”
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