Kante has missed Chelsea’s last few matches with injury, but he is edging closer to making a return now.
The French midfielder will be in Chelsea’s squad tomorrow evening, when they take on Ajax in the Champions League.
And Lampard is looking forward to welcoming back Kante, as he feels he is vital.
“With the freedom, it is how I want us to play. There is an element that we have to break teams down,” Lampard said. “I want them to be positive, go by people if that is the attribute, like Mateo [Kovacic] has.
“N’Golo is huge for us, one of the best in the world. I am going to need all of them.
“He is in the squad. It looks like the injuries are clearing up. So available.”
Kante’s return to fitness for Chelsea is a huge boost. at a time when momentum is already in their favour.
Lampard’s men have been in superb form, even without Kante in recent weeks, and they are really starting to click now.
Chelsea’s win over Watford has helped to further consolidate their position inside the top four of the Premier League table, with Lampard doing a wonderful job at Stamford Bridge so far.
If Chelsea can now beat Ajax tomorrow they will take a huge step closer to sealing their qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League.
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