Tuchel Confirms Double Chelsea Injury Boost For UCL Final

1092
What Tuchel Said After Win Against Sheffield United

Chelsea duo Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante are both fit to play in the Champions League Final showdown against Manchester City in Porto.

Both players returned to training at Cobham on Wednesday before the Blues flew to Portugal in preparation for Saturday night’s all-English clash at the Estadio do Dragao.

And neither Mendy nor Kante has since experienced any further setbacks, with manager Thomas Tuchel reporting a clean bill of health for Chelsea on the eve of the final with one last stadium training session to come.

“No injuries and I hope it stays like this until after the training today – Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante are fit,” the German said at his pre-final press conference on Friday evening.

Concerns over first-choice goalkeeper Mendy’s fitness for Porto arose on the final day of the Premier League season, when he suffered a rib issue after colliding with the post during the first half of Chelsea’s defeat by Aston Villa and was replaced by deputy Kepa Arrizabalaga at the interval.

Concerns over first-choice goalkeeper Mendy’s fitness for Porto arose on the final day of the Premier League season, when he suffered a rib issue after colliding with the post during the first half of Chelsea’s defeat by Aston Villa and was replaced by deputy Kepa Arrizabalaga at the interval.

Agency Report

Subscribe to Our VIP Newsletter

SHARE
Previous articleBuhari, Jonathan Meet On Second Coup In Mali
Next articleBuhari Wins 2021 Trophée Babacar Ndiaye
'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here