N'Golo Kante

Chelsea has been given a boost in injury with N’Golo Kante returning to training.

The midfielder was out with a hamstring injury, missing the last three matches of the Premier League.

He has however handed new manager Thomas Tuchel a timely boost, ahead of key Premier League fixtures.

Speaking on Thursday in his first conference as Chelsea manager, Tuchel further talked up whether or not they will need new signings.

“It is hard for me to judge right now,” he responded to the question of whether or not they will need new signings.

“We have now one game and two training sessions and I am very happy with what I see so far, the performance, the attitude, and the talent and potential.

“I think the squad is not too big. N’Golo Kante came back today so we have 22 players plus the goalkeepers for our programme in the three competitions. Absolutely not too much,”

Tuchel has long been a huge admirer of Kante, and with the pair set to work together for the first time, he sought to explain his best position.

“I have the feeling right now that the guys deserve to be trusted and I want to trust everybody. If a possibility comes along that we all agree will make us stronger right away, we will not hesitate I am sure, but it is not like we have the absolute need to do something.’

“I think he is the strongest in the double-six, centre in the heart of the game, it gives him a little bit more freedom than when he plays as a single-six,” added the head coach.

“For me he is a double-six because we can use his energy and we can use the range and volume in his game, his ability to recuperate and recover balls everywhere on the pitch,”

“He is a big, big helper for everybody, with the mentality of a helper,” added Tuchel.

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