Frank Lampard Confirms N'Golo Kante's Availability for Ajax Clash

Frank Lampard Confirms N'Golo Kante's Availability for Ajax Clash

Having previously struggled with knee, ankle and hamstring problems, Kante's troubled spell continued when he picked up a groin injury while on worldwide duty with France.

Crediting the 20-year-old's one-season loan spell with Dutch top-flight club Vitesse Arnhem in 2017 for building his "quality and character", Lampard said: "The next story is up to him". If Chelsea and Ajax tie and Valencia beats Lille, there will be a three-way tie for first place on points with two games to go ahead of the knockout stage.

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has confirmed N'Golo Kante is available for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Ajax.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Reece James of Chelsea celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 4-4 during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and AFC Ajax at Stamford Bridge on November 5, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Lampard is likely to name his strongest possible side as Chelsea could stamp their authority on the group and move three points ahead of Ajax if they can pick up the win.

Late decisions will be made on Ross Barkley and Andreas Christensen, who also featured in training on Monday, but central defender Rudiger remains sidelined for the time being. Their last away European Cup defeat on English soil was in April 1980, a 2-0 semi-final defeat against Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest side. We have shown the players the images of the first game, where the spaces were for them, how to walk freely in them and which choices must then be made.

Michy Batshuayi scored a 86th-minute victor to secure three points and hoist Chelsea FC to the top of Group H.

Jorginho levelled things up with a penalty, but Quincy Promes and Arrizabalaga's mistake allowed Ajax to take a commanding half-time lead.

The Stamford Bridge boss added: "We're on a good run, though, aren't we?"

This is a tie which is set to be a cracker of an affair, a humdinger of a contest which is set to regale us in an intriguing brand of football between two progressive sides.

"Well, I'll be very interested of course but it is a legal matter and I don't know enough of the legals to even delve".

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