N’Golo Kante is one of the best midfielders in the world at doing what he does, there is little to debate about that.
However, as he nears the end of his 20s, the French World Cup winner has been struggling a bit more with consistent and reoccurring injury issues, and this is something that new Blues head coach Thomas Tuchel is aware of.
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He knows just how important Kante is to his team right now, and he also knows how important it is to keep him fully fit as we near the end of the campaign and the vital games start kicking in.
According to the boss himself, as reported by ESPN, Tuchel plans to restrict Kante’s game time as we approach the international break, in order to manage his fitness and ensure that he is fully available come the end of the season.
“I am very, very happy he is [Kante] in our squad. He has come from an injury so he will not play now every 90 minutes before the international break.
“We will manage him and we do that with the physical coaches. We have to take care that he is fit until the international break and when he comes back we hope he has the momentum where can rely on him in every game.
“I’m very happy to have him, Jorginho and Kova in defensive midfield, this is exactly the level we need to win games. So I am super happy with all of them.”