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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been struggling with a hamstring injury since the start of the month and missed Chelsea’s final Premier League game of the season – the goalless draw with Leicester City.
Kante limped out of Chelsea’s final home game of the season against Watford in the 8th minute, with a hamstring injury and has been a doubt for the Europa League final against Arsenal.
The Frenchman also remained in London as Chelsea made their trip to the east coast of America to face New England Revolution in a charity game, and he’s been working on his fitness while his team-mates went to the United States.
Kante appears to have shaken off the injury and will be available for selection for the May 29 final in Baku.
Kante trained with the rest of the squad on Monday, making his comeback from injury earlier than expected.
This will serve as a major boost for Maurizio Sarri as the Blues will be without Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi for the game against Arsenal on May 29 in Baku.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri appeared to have taken the blame for Kante’s injury in the game against Watford in Chelsea’s final Premier League home game of the season at Stamford Bridge.
“He has a problem with his hamstring, but I think I made a mistake, he should have rested today,” Sarri said.
“Sometimes it’s difficult to put someone on the bench so important like Eden Hazard or Kante – it’s a risk.
“We will wait for the morning, it’s very difficult to recover for the next two matches. We have to recover him for the final.”
Sarri will be glad that the midfield workaholic is now available.