Chelsea injury news: Huge Conte boost ahead of Roma showdown

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been handed a major fitness boost ahead of his side’s trip to face Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Having picked up a hamstring injury earlier this month, Kante has missed the last three Premier League games for the Blues as well as the reverse fixture against Roma which ended 3-3 at Stamford Bridge.

With huge games ahead, it will be welcome news for Chelsea to bring him back into the mix as freelance injury analyst Ben Dinnery notes below that the French international took part in the final training session before the squad leave for the Italian capital.

While the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Tiemoue Bakayoko possess plenty of quality between them, Kante has undoubtedly established himself as a game-changer in the middle of the pitch for club and country over the last two years.

Back-to-back Premier League titles with different teams is enough evidence of that, but his overall influence with his energy, defensive coverage and quality to get Chelsea ticking means that he will be a major boost for all concerned ahead of their clash with Roma.

Chelsea currently sit top of Group C after three games, but defeat in Italy coupled with a possible win for Atletico Madrid against Qarabag would really complicate matters for them in terms of qualifying for the next stage.

Conversely, a win in Rome would be massive and all-but secure safe passage, and having Kante back will certainly help them achieve that objective.

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