N’Golo Kante has completed his period of self-isolation after his coronavirus diagnosis and has returned to Chelsea training with the view to returning to action after the international break.
The French midfielder’s positive diagnosis was revealed on September 28, which ruled him out of Chelsea’s matches against Juventus and Southampton, along with France’s Nations League matches this month.
But Kante was seen taking part in individual training drills at Chelsea’s Cobham training base on Friday, as he is not ready to take part in the main training sessions yet.
The 30-year-old is now in line to return for Chelsea’s west London derby with neighbours Brentford on October 16, as the Blues hope to keep hold of top spot in the Premier League.
With many of the Chelsea squad away on international duty this week, those training alongside Kante on Friday included the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Saul Niguez, Trevoh Chalobah, Ross Barkley, Malang Sarr and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.