Mateo Kovacic and N'Golo Kante fit to play against Leicester City
Chelsea will play Leicester City in the FA Cup final on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Wembley.
Thomas Tuchel has hailed two 'huge' FA Cup final boosts for Chelsea after Mateo Kovacic and N'Golo Kante were passed fit to face Leicester.
Croatia star Kovacic has missed nine matches with a hamstring problem but is now ready to return for Saturday's Wembley showdown.
France World Cup winner Kante was kept out of Wednesday's 1-0 Premier League loss to Arsenal due to a painful Achilles issue.
But now Blues boss Tuchel has confirmed both midfield men are ready to take on the Foxes.
“The whole group is available, Kova is with us again,” said Tuchel. “It's huge because Mateo has everything that we need in midfield.
“He has experience, power, acceleration, deceleration, he can dribble the ball and beat players.
“He's fast, he has physical ability and he's experienced in big games and in the Premier League.
“You could see that when we missed Mateo and N'Golo in the same match.
“It's big news for us that Kova is back, he has a huge impact in the dressing room also.”