N’Golo Kante and Willian hand Chelsea fitness boost ahead of FA Cup final. Lampard also hoping a Wembley win could lead to more success.
Chelsea have received a huge boost ahead of the FA Cup final with the news that N’Golo Kante and Willian have both recovered from injury in time to face Arsenal on Saturday.
Kante has not played for the Blues since coming off with a hamstring problem during their 3-0 win over Watford on July 4, while Willian missed last week’s victory against Wolves with an unspecified injury.
However, Frank Lampard says both players will be in the squad for the cup final, although he had less encouraging news regarding Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
The head coach said: “N’Golo Kante and Willian are in the squad. We’ll see if they’re fit to be in the starting XI.
“Ruben Loftus-Cheek has got a small problem he picked up yesterday, so he’s out of the game.”
“Of course it would be a boost because to win something like this would be great.”
“But I think the experience of a cup final for young players is an experience anyway. That certainly is the case for the young players, that you can improve with the more finals you play.”
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