“Kante missed Arsenal game due to treatment to his right Achilles” – Tuchel reveals whether midfielder will start FA Cup final against Leicester

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante missed Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday night due to a slight injury, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed.

According to Tuchel, he rested Kante for the game against Arsenal so he can receive treatment to his right Achilles.

Ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Leicester City, Tuchel confirmed Kante will start for Chelsea.

Tuchel said: “We took the decision together, me and N’Golo and the medical to leave him out and give him the Arsenal match to rest and have a treatment to the right Achilles.

“It was pain management, it is not a huge injury. It is nothing you need to be afraid of it getting big. It was just there and a bit annoying.

“Pain management and pain treatment. He did all the training sessions yesterday, today no complaints.

“He will start tomorrow and very likely finish the game for us.”

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