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Kanté package in C1 against Porto


Returning injured from the international break with the Blues, N’Golo Kanté will undoubtedly not be delivered in time for the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League against FC Porto.

Present at a press conference this Friday, Thomas Tuchel confirmed the probable withdrawal of the French midfielder for this European event against the Portuguese club. The international tricolor suffers from a pain in the hamstrings of the left thigh since the match of the Blues against Ukraine (1-1) and will have to wait a while before returning to the field.

Yes, he will probably be absent against Porto. He’s working individually and for tomorrow’s game (against West Bromwich) he can’t be with the squad. We only have three days to prepare. It’s a muscle injury, as we communicated with the national team. So my realistic approach is to think of Porto, maybe the second game against Porto, explained the German technician to the media. As a reminder, the context of the quarter-final between FC Porto and Chelsea is quite particular since the first leg and the return will be played at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville due to the health context. For the sake of fairness, the Blues had to give up playing the second leg at Stamford Bridge.

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