N’Golo Kante joined full contact training at Chelsea, with France International now being able to be involved in the remaining Premier League fixtures of the Blues.
Recently, doubts had been cast over the extent of the midfielder’s participation in Frank Lampard’s side, set to play nine games this season.
He wasn’t included in Saturday’s in-house preparation game at Stamford Bridge.
Moreover, Kante played no role in the first step of a return to training which initially ruled out any interaction between the players and staff.
However, social distancing measures have been eased in the Premier League’s regular rounds of COVID-19 testing. And Kante is still squarely in the fold as Lampard steps up his preparatory activities.
It seems that Chelsea will continue to let Kante work at his own speed for maximum match sharpness, which may result in him skipping the early rounds of fixtures.
Whether Kante will play any part in the Premier League outing, or any of those taking the Blues past the finishing post, remains to be seen.