Thomas Tuchel provides an update on the fitness of the Chelsea duo Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante before the FA Cup final against Liverpool

Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel gave an update on the midfielder’s fitness N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic before the FA Cup final this weekend with Liverpool.

The Blues are looking to avoid a fourth defeat in six finals for the landmark event, including the previous two against Arsenal and Leicester City.

Tuhel’s side will also seek revenge for their penalty shootout defeat against Liverpool in the League Cup final in February.

Prior to the Wembley clash, the Chelsea boss provided up-to-date information on his two key midfielders. Kovacic was at the end of a terrifying challenge from Leeds United’s Dan James earlier in the week, Tuchel told a pre-match press conference (according to Football. London):

“We will try today. The medical department gave the green light to try. ”No new injuries, but severe pain, severe swelling. So we hope that maybe there is enough time to do it. “

For Kante, the German boss claims:

“It was a reduced workout due to a long trip and fatigue from the trip. We will also try it today. He can’t wait to succeed and I hope he can train 100%.”

“We hope he manages.” HThomas Tuchel on whether Mateo Kovacic will be ready enough to face Liverpool in tomorrow’s FA Cup final 🚨 https://t.co/yhLPkFCUC0


Does Liverpool’s FA Cup victory mean a successful season for Chelsea

With all the well-known property problems this season, the Blues seem almost certain that they will finish third in the Premier League and have already won the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup.

When Tuhel was asked if winning the FA Cup would be a successful season for the West London club, the former PSG boss replied:

“We have a chance to win something in the country tomorrow. We were in the final for the Carabao Cup and the Club World Cup. There are seasons there and there are teams that have had worse seasons there.”


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