“I feel like maybe my tactic with him will change” – Tuchel on Chelsea player

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has given an injury update on Chelsea duo N’Golo Kante and Edouard Mendy ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final.

Kante missed the weekend defeat at Aston Villa, while Mendy was forced off with a rib injury at half-time and replaced by Kepa Arrizabalaga.

“The situation has not changed with N’Golo in the sense we are still waiting, but it is looking good that he will return to training on Wednesday,” Tuchel said.

“I feel like maybe my tactic with him will change, and I will just put him into training on Wednesday! He is looking good and I hope he stays like that for Saturday. We will know more on Wednesday.

“With Edou, the update is that we still have hope that he will join in with training on Wednesday with the group.

“He made a huge improvement with the management of pain from when the injury happened, which is good but of course we will need a further update on Wednesday. We hope to have him back.

“If he is fit, then Edou will play. We will give him plenty of chance to prove his fitness on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. The race is on.

“If he cannot play, we will of course be sensible and not take the risk but we also know that we have strong competition from the guys behind and Kepa will take his place if he is not fit.”

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