Chelsea gets Champions League boost with N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic ready to take on Porto

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Chelsea gets a boost in the run-up to the Porto Champions League quarter-final now that N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic are declared fit to travel to Seville

  • Chelsea have received a double injury boost for the Champions League in the past eight weeks
  • Midfielder N’Golo Kante and winger Christian Pulisic have both passed fit
  • Pulisic came out injured last weekend and Kante missed the 5-2 loss against West Brom

Chelsea have been given a double injury boost leading up to their Champions League quarter-final in the first leg against Porto on Wednesday night.

Midfielder N’Golo Kante and winger Christian Pulisic have both been passed to join Thomas Tuchel’s tour company to Seville.

Pulisic retired from a hamstring problem prior to the second half of the Blues’ shocking 5-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday.

Christian Pulisic has recovered from a hamstring problem

Midfielder N'Golo Kante has also passed fit

Midfielder N'Golo Kante has also passed fit

Winger Christian Pulisic (L) and midfielder N’Golo Kante (R) are suitable for Porto’s draw passed

When the United States international picked up for the second half warm-up, he stopped after 10 meters and was unable to go beyond the first cone.

He immediately felt his hamstring and limped back to Tuchel and told his manager about the problem. After the match, Tuchel confirmed that the betman tweaked his muscle.

Tuchel planned to turn on Mason Mount for striker Timo Werner, but the Blues boss had to make a last-minute change and replace Pulisic.

The double injury boost will be welcome news to Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel

The double injury boost will be welcome news to Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel

The double injury boost will be welcome news to Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel

Kante has recovered from a hamstring problem that caused him to miss defeat last weekend.

Striker Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud are also available on Wednesday for the first leg against Porto in Spain.

Both legs of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final draw with Porto will be played at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in Seville, after Portugal banned flights to and from the UK.

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