Kante to be rested vs Everton? Tuchel insists Chelsea must manage Frenchman following return from injury

Chelsea vs Everton

Chelsea are back in Premier League action on Monday evening, playing host to Everton.

The tie at Stamford Bridge is set to be a huge one, with the Champions League race set to be impacted by the result.

At present, it is Chelsea who are 4th in the Premier League table after playing 27 games.

However, Everton are just one point behind them whilst also boasting a game in hand.

As a result, the Londoners really need to pick up all three points on Monday.

Tuchel hints at Kante rest

Ahead of the tie, Thomas Tuchel has been discussing N’Golo Kante.

The Frenchman has started and completed all of Chelsea’s last three league ties after slowly making his way back from injury.

The midfielder was particularly impressive in midweek vs Liverpool, with fans no doubt eager to see Kante maintain his starting berth in the coming games.

However, when speaking recently, Tuchel stated that Kante, who has only recently returned from injury, will not play 90 minutes in every game before the international break:

“He comes from injury. He will not play now all games 90 minutes before we arrive at the international break. We have to manage him.”

He did, though, go on to suggest that if Kante is fit after the latest international break, Chelsea may then be able to rely on him every game:

“We do this now with our physical coaches and we have to take care that he arrives fit until the national break and when he comes back, this is normally the momentum where I hope we can rely on him in every game. I am very happy to have him and Kova and Jorginho in defensive midfield. This is exactly the level we need to win games at the highest level and I am super happy with all of them.”

But given Kante has, as already mentioned, played 90 minutes in Chelsea’s last three league ties, this may suggest that the German is looking to bench/rest Kante against the Toffees.

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