Chelsea boss Antonio Conte revealed on Friday that N’Golo Kante was in line to return to the team for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United.
Kante, who is valued at £50m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has not turned out for the Premier League champions since picking up a thigh problem while representing France during last month’s international break.
Chelsea have won their last two in the league, but they lost 3-0 at Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday night, and it would be fair to say that the Blues have missed Kante bossing the middle of the park.
Conte was wary of confirming that Kante would be in the XI for the United match, but all of the signs point to the Frenchman taking to the field.
Chelsea’s official Twitter account posted a summary of Conte’s quotes on Friday, and one tweet was directed towards the fitness of Kante.
In all honestly, the Chelsea fans are not too concerned whether the former Leicester City midfielder is fully fit this weekend, they just are desperate for him to be in the first XI.
Antonio Conte reports N'Golo Kante is progressing well and after tomorrow, the decision will be made on his involvement versus Man United.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 3, 2017
pls play him whether is fit or not
— oryleelee (@oryleelee1) November 3, 2017
Come what may, kante must play even if he is on crutches, we don’t care
— Tunde (@nicefrancis007) November 3, 2017
Just play him
— jerrytidball (@jtchelsea44) November 3, 2017
Kante is the missing link on Chelsea midfield
— sherksChin (@SChinofamb) November 3, 2017
Even if he's sitting in a wheelchair we have to play him. Kante in a wheelchair >>> Fit Bakayoko and Fabregas. Not even joking.
— Tom Andrews (@CarefreeTom_182) November 3, 2017
We need him against Manchester united.
— @iam Boyblack (@iam_boyblack) November 3, 2017
He plays and we have a chance. He doesn’t and we may as well roll over now.
— N’golo Kanté FC (@theonemattman) November 3, 2017
He should come back already! We are exposed without him!
— Chelsea Fan 💙 (@035MAJOR) November 3, 2017
He better play.
— loudah (@loudahcfc) November 3, 2017
Conte please put kante on the field
— Ismail Mubiru (@ismailMagash) November 3, 2017