French midfielder N’Golo Kante has returned to Chelsea training after fully recovering from Covid-19. The 30-year-old tested positive for the disease at the end of last month. For this reason, Kanté has been excluded from training and has completed a ten-day isolation period, a standard procedure that follows the guidance of the UK health authorities. In addition to cheating on Chelsea, the defensive midfielder was also out of the French team’s selection, something in the Nations League decision.
Throughout the time he was ill, Kante was monitored remotely and daily by Chelsea’s medical department. The player did not show any changes or complications resulting from the disease. When Kante was diagnosed with Covid, coach Thomas Tuchel admitted he did not know if the athlete had been vaccinated. There is still no certainty that the player is aware of the vaccination. It should be noted that the Football Association of England does not require mandatory vaccination of players who play for the country’s elite football.
With Kante’s return, coach Thomas Tuchel once again has an excellent midfield option for his team, which leads the Premier League, but is still looking for better results in the Champions League. In Kante’s absence, Juventus outperformed Chelsea, in the Champions League, in addition to being able to beat Southampton, in the Premier League.
Without Kanté, Tuchel formed the sector with Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic. Ruben Loftus-Cheek also won a chance with the coach. Chelsea still have Spain’s Saúl Ñíguez as an option for the sector, but the Spaniard on loan from Atlético de Madrid hasn’t even left the bench for those two games.
Chelsea’s next commitment will be on October 16, when they face Brentford, away from home, in the eighth round of the Premier League. With Kante recovering, there is a possibility that Thomas Tuchel will cast the Frenchman into the first team. With 16 points, Chelsea is first in the competition, one point behind Liverpool, who is in second place.
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