Kante passed fit for Porto game along with Pulisic

N’Golo Kante has been passed fit for Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Porto along with Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham. 

All three players have been named in the squad for the trip to Seville, where both legs of the tie are being played. Kante is expected to be among the substitutes.

He recently picked up a hamstring injury while on international duty with France and missed Chelsea’s 5-2 defeat at home to West Brom.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel indicated last week that he expected Kante to remain sidelined for Wednesday’s  match.

Tuchel suggested that being available for the second leg would be a more realistic target for Kante.

But the midfielder trained on Tuesday morning and Tuchel subsequently confirmed that he will travel to Spain.

Pulisic and Abraham were also involved in the training session.

Pulisic was withdrawn at half-time during the West Brom game because of hamstring trouble.

Striker Abraham has been nursing an ankle problem and has been absent from Tuchel’s recent squads.

“They are fit enough to be in the squad – all three – and this is good news,” Tuchel said.

“N’Golo just did the last test and will be on the bench.

“He feels very comfortable – comfortable enough to be on the bench.”