Tuchel provides Chelsea fans with dream injury news for Champions League final

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has provided fans with the injury news they wanted to hear ahead of the Champions League final.

The Blues have a chance of winning European club football’s top prize for the first time in nine years when they take on Manchester City in Porto.

But they were facing the possibility of being disadvantaged by injuries to two key players.

Midfielder N’Golo Kante missed the last game of the Premier League season due to a hamstring injury in the 2-1 win against Leicester.

While goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was having a rough time with his ribs after clashing with the goal post trying to deny Bertrand Traore’s 43-minute goal in a 2-1 Aston Villa loss.

And Tuchel, who is looking to make it three wins out of three against Pep Guardiola’s City, has given a very positive update ahead of the Champions League final.

Speaking in the pre-match press conference, the German said: “Best news ever, no injuries. I hope it stays this way until after training today."

Chelsea’s boss also admitted that the team are taking a more relaxed approach to training in order to prevent any further injury risks.

Tuchel added: “We had a tactical session, not in the usual manner but don't get me wrong, this is not a normal week.

“The countdown is on, maybe the biggest match in Europe. It is a very demanding week, we need to get it right as coaches.

“Today was a relaxed day, we could enjoy some quality time in the hotel to relax and breathe a bit.

“Connect with our core, love to the game, the passion we all share. The tension is building very naturally.”

Chelsea reached the final after seeing off Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate, having beaten Porto and Atletico Madrid in the knockout rounds.

While City scored 12 goals to see off PSG, Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach to make the final for the first time in their history.

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