Can Kante, Kovacic and Jorginho play together? Read what Lampard has to say

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been out for over a month now due to injury, but the Frenchman is fit now and made the squad for Chelsea’s Champions League clash against Ajax on Tuesday night.

Kante was an unused substitute in the game against the Dutch champions, but is most likely to feature against Crystal Palace this weekend.

In Kante’s absence, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic have formed a strong partnership, with the duo making Chelsea a force to reckon with. Kovacic and Jorginho have been smooth in the middle of the park, and Kante’s absence wasn’t missed.

The trio of Kante, Jorginho and Kovacic have only played together just once this season as Frank Lampard prefers to play Mason Mount just behind the striker.

Kante is expected to return to action this weekend, and the Blues boss has revealed that the trio of Jorginho, Kante and Kovacic can play together.

Asked if Kante, Jorginho and Kovacic could play together, Lampard told talkSPORT: “You can [play them] and I think one thing we have done this year is try to be adaptable.

“That can mean a change in personnel or shape of the team. There’s lots of parts to a midfield game and there’s not one of them who is just a No.10 or he can only do that.

“They can all do a lot, so in terms of how they rotate and work together I think it’s something we always work on.”

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