Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has admitted that tireless midfielder N’Golo Kante was taken off as a precaution during their 2-1 win over Leicester City on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old midfielder, who back to his scintillating form since arrived of German coach, was replaced by Mateo Kovacic after only 32 minutes of the mouthwatering encounter with Leicester City.
As a result, were believed the Frenchman just took off due to injury problem, but Blues boss has confirmed the Frenchman is not injured ahead of their last league fixture against Aston Villa and the Champions League final against Manchester City.
‘I hope that N’Golo is not injured.
‘He told me he went out before an injury. He felt his hamstrings, he was worried that he’d get injured if he continued to play.
‘So we put out Kova [Kovacic] . That was a huge risk but it was the moment to take risk as it was a game of highest importance. I am happy it worked out.
‘Hopefully NG [Kante] will come back, we are a different team with him,’ said Tuchel.