The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern think that the availability of one player could determine the result of their upcoming clash against Man Utd. It has been a difficult few weeks for the Blues, and a win against Man Utd is absolutely essential. The chances of that happening, though, could depend on the availability of N’Golo Kante.
It’s no surprise that Chelsea’s recent struggles have coincided with the absence of Kante, who has been out injured over the last few weeks. He is so crucial through the middle of the park, and so Chelsea’s entire playstyle is affected whenever he isn’t playing.
Recent reports from the Guardian, then, have unsurprisingly drawn a lot of attention from the Blues in the pub. According to the Guardian, Chelsea are reportedly confident that Kante will be fit to feature against Man Utd this weekend, with the Frenchman slowly edging closer to full fitness.
He has been training over the last few days, and a few fans were optimistic that he could have been available against Roma. He wasn’t, and the Blues paid the ultimate price as a result. The fans in the pub are hoping that their upcoming clash with Man Utd won’t have the same outcome.
Chelsea will, obviously, do all they can to get Kante back, and with good reason. The way he tackles, controls the midfield and runs gives Chelsea so much, and so his presence will give them a much higher chance of success.
They can’t bring him back too early, though, in case he suffers a recurrence of his previous injury – and so it’s a thin line to tread.
The importance of him in the team if he plays, though, cannot be overstated.
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