Chelsea vs Southampton: Tuchel gives fresh update on N’Golo Kante

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has provided the latest update on N’Golo Kante, ahead of his side’s Carabao Cup tie with Southampton on Tuesday night.

Kante last featured for Chelsea in their Champions League victory over Malmo last Wednesday.

The France international did not play in Chelsea’s 7-0 win over Norwich City at the weekend.

Providing the latest update on Kante, Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying on Monday: “The game was too early. ‘He [Kante] did the full training on Friday and after training, he said he feels his muscles a bit tight.

“He went to the physios for massages and for some treatment and he actually wanted to wait until Saturday in the morning to make the decision. I said no, it’s such an early game tomorrow, the possibility that it will change is not so high.

“I said take your time and it was simply one day too early. If the match would have been on Sunday, he would have played. So he is fully available for Tuesday and for Newcastle.”

The kick-off time for the match is 7:45 pm.