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Injury boost for Chelsea as N’Golo Kante return to training ahead of Liverpool clash

Conor Gallagher has revealed what former manager Thomas Tuchel told him during his reign as Chelsea boss.

Chelsea have received a huge injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Liverpool on Saturday.

The Blues will be looking to record back-to-back Premier League wins when they take on Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield, something they haven’t done since October.

Graham Potter’s side have won just three of their last 10 games in all competitions, with three of those defeats coming against Manchester City.


Blues owner Todd Boehly has acted in the January window to bring in more players for Potter to choose from, with Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Felix and Benoit Badashile all moving to Stamford Bridge.

Youngsters Andrey Santos and David Datro Fofana have also joined, while a deal could be completed to sign PSV winger Noni Madueke prior to the Liverpool clash after the two clubs agreed a £29 million fee on Thursday.

Part of the reason behind the rapid activity has been Chelsea’s injury problems, with the Blues having missed a number of first team stars at different times over recent months.


But they have been handed a timely boost in that department.

N’Golo Kante back in Chelsea training
Chelsea star N’Golo Kante is now back in first team training, having missed the last five months of action with a hamstring problem.

The France international last played for the Blues in their 0-0 draw at home to Tottenham in August, when Thomas Tuchel was still in charge.


It was originally anticipated that he may be able to return in October, but the 31-year-old suffered a setback and was forced to undergo surgery.

As one of the top midfielders in the Premier League since his move to Leicester in 2015, Kante is a crucial cog in Chelsea’s system when available, and his return will no doubt reinvigorate Chelsea’s midfield moving forward.

Whether he is deemed fit to play a part against Liverpool remains to be seen, although the Blues may be cautious with his return to action given his lengthy absence.