“Mateo has everything we need in the midfield” – Tuchel confirms Kovacic is fit for FA Cup final against Leicester

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic is fit ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Leicester City.

The midfielder has been out for several weeks after picking up an injury ahead of our Champions League second-leg game against Porto.

Tuchel said: “It’s huge because Mateo has everything we need in the midfield: experience, power, acceleration, deceleration, can beat players, has the physical ability, and has played big games.

“When we missed N’Golo and Mateo in the same match, we lacked a lot of quality, energy, and experience.

“Billy [Gilmour] did a huge job in both games but it’s not fair to compare him to these players because they have more experience and they are a step ahead in their development. It’s what we need in the key moments of the season.

“It’s big news for us that Kova is back because he has a big impact on the dressing room around big matches. He’s a very positive guy so it’s good news.”

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