How much do Chelsea's FA Cup final stars earn each week? All the salaries - in pictures

World Cup winner N'Golo Kante close to the top of the pay league at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has overcome a minor Achilles problem and will start Saturday's FA Cup final against Leicester City, manager Thomas Tuchel announced.

Kante was left out of Wednesday's 1-0 Premier League defeat by Arsenal as a precaution and Tuchel said he is hopeful that the influential Frenchman can play the full 90 minutes at Wembley Stadium.

"We took the decision together to leave him out against Arsenal and give him treatment. It was pain management, not a huge injury," Tuchel said.

"It was nothing to be afraid of getting bigger. He trained yesterday and today fully, no complaints. He'll start tomorrow and hopefully finish the game for us."

World Cup-winner Kante produced man-of-the-match displays in both legs of Chelsea's Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid and has been key to their resurgence under Tuchel.

Chelsea face Manchester City in the final of Europe's elite club competition on May 29.

Tuchel will also welcome back midfielder Mateo Kovacic for the run-in following a hamstring issue.

"It's huge because Mateo has everything we need in midfield: experience, power, can beat players, physical ability... and he has played big games in the Premier League," Tuchel said.

"When we missed N'Golo and Mateo we lacked quality, energy and experience... It's big news that Kova is back because he's a big guy in the dressing room around important matches."

Kante is one of the highest earners at Chelsea. To see how his salary compares with the other stars at Stamford Bridge, see the gallery above. To view the next image, click on the arrows or swipe if on a mobile device.

Updated: May 15, 2021 12:04 PM


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