Speaking at a press conference ahead of their Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday, Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte spoke about a number of his midfielders, as well as what his team need to do to stay in the race for the top four.
Crystal Palace are the visitors to Stamford Bridge tomorrow and the Blues boss was pleased to report that N’Golo Kante is fit and healthy again having missed the Manchester City game when he reportedly fainted after training prior to the match.
“N’Golo is fine. He trained the whole week. He’s in good form,” Conte said.
“Last week on Friday it was very cold, and after the training session he briefly passed out in the dressing room. After this situation, the doctor gave him many check-ups to understand his physical condition. It was all clear.
“On Sunday he was well, but at the same time it was right to not take a risk and give him the opportunity to rest. He’s okay. Every check-up has been okay.”
While speaking on other injured players, he said: “David Luiz is injured, and also Barkley, and then I have to check a couple of situations,’ Conte responded when asked if he had any other injury concerns.
“We must have great patience with Barkley. After a bad injury, and surgery in the muscles and the tendons, it’s not simple when you have been out for seven months to recover quickly. The player and I must have patience.”
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