Huge N’Golo Kante boost
Chelsea sealed a 1-0 win over Reading yesterday in a behind closed doors friendly.
The Blues took on the Royals at Cobham as part of their preparations for the Premier League’s return, with Pedro grabbing the winner.
Frank Lampard’s side are getting ready for their opening game against Aston Villa next week, and will take on QPR in another friendly this weekend.
But what did we learn from the match?
N’Golo Kante has handed Lampard a massive boost ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League return next week.
The World Cup winner has had his doubts over coming back to training, having not been part of the squad due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The 29-year-old suffered a health scare himself last season and was granted compassionate leave from Chelsea and was allowed to train on his own.
However, earlier in the week he returned to contact training and today (Wednesday) he took part in the pre-restart friendly with Reading.
It’s not a guarantee that he will be willing to feature against Aston Villa for the first game back, but it was another boost for Lampard.
Chelsea still in for Onana
Chelsea and PSG are the two clubs fighting for Andre Onana’s signature as he prepares to leave Ajax, reports suggest.
According to the Daily Mail, the Cameroonian is available for 30 million (£26.7m) and will either head to England or France, with Barcelona no longer in the running.