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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been in charge of the club for about two weeks, and has taken charge of four games.
The new gaffer is trying to get the best out of the squad he inherited from Frank Lampard, and he has admitted that he’s open to players fighting for places afresh under his watch.
During his time so far as manager, Tuchel has admitted that he has been pleased with the performance of Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante in training.
Kante is set to start against Barnsley in the FA Cup clash on Thursday, and Tuchel was raving about the Frenchman.
He said: “I’m absolutely not concerned about any more injuries. I feel a support and quality of medical physical department on the highest level. so I’m absolutely not concerned and we can manage his minutes and his workload. We take care of him in all physical aspects.
“Secondly I am absolutely not concerned about his quality. What I see on the pitch during games and what I see on the training pitch here in Cobham is everything that I expected, but I expected a lot because I am a huge fan of him.
“I can see the input he has on teams. He makes teams better. He makes guys around him feel comfortable. He has the mentality of a water carrier but on such a high level.
“What I see here in possession games what I see in acceleration what I see in passing ability is absolutely outstanding combined in such a humble personality I am absolutely not concerned.”
Tuchel, had revealed to the media in a previous press conference how he tried to sign Kante for PSG. Speaking ahead of facing Barnsley, Tuchel just couldn’t hide his admiration for Kante.
He said: “I think N’Golo fits into any manager’s plans on the planet. I was desperate to have him in my teams [in the past].
“I am so happy to have him back again. We put him on the pitch against Tottenham and he helped everybody on the pitch, which is what he does.
“To see the guy live, to see how he works, how humble he is, the quality he gives to the team. I am so humble to be his coach. He will start tomorrow.”