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Chelsea welcome 3 stars back to training ahead of FA Cup final

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The trio returned to training in hopes of being available for selection in Saturday’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Leicester City.

N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, and Andreas Christensen have all returned to training in a bid to prove their fitness for Saturday.

All three players missed Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Arsenal midweek as part of seven changes Thomas Tuchel made to his line-up ahead of the FA Cup final against Leicester City at Wembley.

Kante was unavailable due to suffering pain in his Achilles, while a muscle injury has caused Kovacic to miss the club’s last six games.

Christensen, meanwhile, hobbled off during the closing stages of the first half of Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City on May 8 with a hamstring problem.

Although Tuchel stated at the time that Christensen’s injury was ‘not too bad’ and the manager was hopeful of a speedy recovery.