- N'Golo Kante has resumed full first-team training with Chelsea after recovering from a hamstring issue that kept him out for almost 6 weeks
- The return will be timely for new Chelsea boss Graham Potter, who will look to rely on Kante's robustness in the middle of the pitch
- Didier Deschamps will also be following closely Kante's return to full fitness as he looks to name a side that will defend their World Cup crown in Qatar
Graham Potter will be breathing a huge sigh of relief after N'Golo Kante resumed training with the first-team squad on Tuesday.
The recently appointed head coach, who is still settling in, will need his full squad as he looks to navigate through uncharted territory in the coming weeks.
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Kante went off injured on the second match day of the Premier League against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge. The midfielder had put on a characteristic N'Golo Kante performance before he limped off with a hamstring issue.
His injury coincided with Thomas Tuchel's poor run of form, culminating in his sacking. His return will give Potter more options at the centre of the pack.
Despite his recent injury issues, the 31-year-old remains one of the best players in his position.
It’s welcome news for Graham Potter ahead of a mammoth month ahead, with nine matches scheduled across October in all competitions.
His return to fitness will also be a boost to France head coach Didier Deschamps. Deschamps will be desperate to have at least one of his World Cup-winning midfield up in Qatar later this year. Paul Pogba remains a huge doubt.
Kante's return to Les Bleus will stem the recent shaky performances by the defending champions.
Chelsea resume Premier League action this weekend with a London derby against Crystal Palace. It remains to be seen whether Kante will be involved in that tie.
Kante had rejected Chelsea's initial contract offer
Sports Brief had earlier reported that N'Golo Kante had become the latest Chelsea player to reject a new Chelsea deal as he nears the end of his contract.
Kante is understood to be very comfortable at Chelsea and wants a longer deal than the one the club is offering at the moment.
Chelsea have offered Kante a three-year deal, including an initial two-year deal with the possibility of a further year. The Frenchman however, wants at least four years.
Source: Sports Brief News