- Chelsea ace Mason Mount came out to support N'Golo Kante as the Frenchman made a return to action
- Kante was part of Chelsea's under-21 team that played Charlton Athletic during a friendly clash on Friday
- The Frenchman has been sidelined for seven months now with an injury that he sustained back in August against Spurs
Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has warmed hearts with his classy show of support for N'Golo Kante during the Frenchman's return to action.
Kante has been sidelined for months now and has not featured for Chelsea since last August after he picked an injury against Tottenham Hotspur.
The injury saw him miss the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with France as Les Bleus unsuccessfully sought to defend the crown.
However, the former Leicester City star is seemingly close to achieving his fitness after he recently featured for Chelsea's U21 team.
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According to TalkSport, Kante was part of the Chelsea youth side's matchday squad as they took on Chartlon’s Under-21s on Friday.
Silva, Mount show up in support of Kante
And Thiago Silva and Mason Mount were among Chelsea's first team players who showed up at the match to cheer on N'Golo Kante.
Mount's classy gesture for Kante barely went unnoticed, with the Englishman wearing the Frenchman's No.7 shirt over his coat in a touching show of support.
Kante lasted 60 minutes of the clash as the Blues roared to a 3-0 comfortable win, thanks to goals from Silko Thomas, Malik Mothersille and Dion Rankine.
It now remains to be seen how soon Kante will be integrated into Chelsea's first team under Graham Potter.
His imminent return will be a major boost for the west Londoners, who have been struggling for positive results, especially in the Premier League.
Mount's uncertain future
Even as Kante returns, Sports Brief reported Chelsea are said to be interested in former Manchester United midfielder, Andreas Pereira to replace Mason Mount.
With just one year left on his contract at the end of the season, Mount is staring at an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge and is yet to agree to a new deal.
Chelsea may well be looking to cash in on the English midfielder in the summer transfer window rather than losing him on a free transfer in the next year.