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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists on N’Golo Kante IS in his plans as he compliments the French

Thomas Tuchel insists on N’Golo Kante IS in his plans at Chelsea, while praising the ‘water bearer’ for improving teams … but the boss refuses to be attracted by interest in Erling Haaland and Dayot Upamecano ahead of the summer period

Thomas Tuchel has given N’Golo Kante another rave review after admitting he was ‘humble’ to coach the Frenchman before confirming that his midfielder is in his future plans at Chelsea.

The German boss is preparing for his first foray into FA Cup action on Thursday when he takes his side to Oakwell for their fifth round against the champions side.

And Tuchel confirmed that Kante will start the game before praising its impact and the quality it possesses.

Thomas Tuchel (right) has revealed that N'Golo Kante will start against Barnsley on Thursday

Thomas Tuchel (right) has revealed that N'Golo Kante will start against Barnsley on Thursday

Thomas Tuchel (right) has revealed that N’Golo Kante will start against Barnsley on Thursday

“I think N’Golo fits into the plans of every manager on the planet,” Tuchel told reporters on Thursday. ‘I was desperate to have him on my teams [in the past].

‘I am so glad to have it back. We put him on the field against Tottenham and he helped everyone on the field, and that’s what he does.

‘To see the man live, to see how he works, how humble he is, the quality he gives to the team. I am so humble to be his coach. Tomorrow he starts. ‘

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