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Edouard Mendy, N'Golo Kante return to training ahead of Champions League final

Mendy, Kante return to training ahead of CL final
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The pair trained with their teammates at Cobham on Wednesday.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has received a boost ahead of Saturday's Champions League final showdown with Manchester City after Edouard Mendy and N'Golo Kante returned to training.

The club posted photographs of the pair working with their team-mates at its Cobham training headquarters on Wednesday evening.

Keeper Mendy was replaced by Kepa Arrizabalaga at half-time in Sunday's 2-1 Premier League defeat at Aston Villa after suffering a rib injury when he collided with a post.

Mendy suffered an injury against Aston Villa
Mendy suffered an injury against Aston Villa (Nick Potts/PA)

Midfielder Kante missed that game as a precaution after limping out of the 2-1 defeat by former club Leicester five days earlier with a hamstring problem.

The Blues face domestic champions City at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto with the biggest prize in European club football at stake.

The sides have already met three times this season with Chelsea winning twice, Hakim Ziyech's goal securing a 1-0 FA Cup semi-final win on April 17 and Ziyech and Marcos Alonso firing them to a 2-1 league victory at the Etihad Stadium on May 8.

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