Injured Chelsea star set for surprise return vs Arsenal in Europa League final clash

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante expects to be fit for the Europa League final against Arsenal.

The Frenchman limped out of Chelsea’s final home game of the season against Watford with a hamstring injury and has missed the last two games.

Chelsea played a charity game in Massachusetts on Wednesday night and lost Ruben Loftus-Cheek to injury with the midfielder wearing a protective boot on his way out of the Gillette Stadium.

With Loftus-Cheek now likely to miss the Baku final, Maurizio Sarri will be desperate to get Kante back in time and the Daily Mail report he’s winning his fitness battle.

The Frenchman was left in London as Chelsea made their trip to the east coast of America and he’s been working on his fitness while his team-mates are Stateside.

Maurizio Sarri did not give a press conference after his side’s 3-1 win against the New England Revolution as he was feeling unwell.

The Italian had to pull out of an event the day before due to sickness and he does not want to pass it on to his squad.

Chelsea will run scans on Loftus-Cheek on their return to London but they fear the midfielder is out of the final in Azerbaijan.