Tuchel admits Kante shouldn’t have played 90 minutes against Wolves

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante made his return to the Chelsea team for the first time in almost a month, as the Blues played out a goalless draw with Wolves at the Molineux Stadium.

In usual Kante fashion, the returning midfielder was the star of the game as he ran the show for 90 minutes.

The Frenchman played the full 90 minutes, and Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed that Kante should have only played 45 minutes according to reports by medical team.

After the game, Thomas Tuchel explained his decision to play Kante all game: “We had a strong recommendation to play 45 [minutes] which we simply ignored and let him on the pitch because, come on, we have seven players out with Covid, injured players out.

“It was not the moment to take one of the world’s best midfielders out of the game because he’s tired. We left him, he makes a difference all the time.”

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