Tuchel to release his war machine as EPL return this week
Football club returns this weekends has Thomas Tuchel side received major boost ahead clash.
Two more games are missed. Three appearances amounting to 150 minutes follow.
Then comes further misfortune for Kante as he tests positive for Covid-19 and is forced to self-isolate for 10 days.
This rules him out of the defeat in Turin to Juventus and the victory over Southampton.
So far this season, Kante has played just 167 minutes of Premier League football.
BUT Chelsea have still managed to take 16 points from a possible 21 and move to the top of the table.
Impressive going considering the Blues have already travelled to Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham, in addition to facing Manchester City at home.
Yet there’s no doubt Chelsea are far more effective when Kante is in the side.
HE is one of the standout players in world football, after all.
Tuchel explained last month after the World Cup winner struck against Tottenham Hotspur.
“If you have N’Golo you have something everyone is looking for,”
“You have everything you need in midfield: work rate, intensity, ball wins, skilful play, dribbles, half-field drives and even a goal”
“I see this every day in training and it is hard to believe how good he is”
“He is a unique guy, there are no more words from me. N’Golo is N’Golo, he is fantastic.
For Kante, the international break came at a good time.
It enabled him to see out his self-isolation without missing further matches and he’s fit and back to training
He should be ready to take on Brentford when the Premier League resumes on Saturday.
A fully-fit Kante is a game-changer for Chelsea. His ability to cover ground and reclaim the ball is unrivalled.
And that not only helps the Blues defensively but gives Tuchel’s side greater ability to spark transitions in the middle and attacking thirds