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Kanté, Rüdiger, Willian, Alonso ‘should’ be fit for Manchester United match — report

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Three games to go, we need all hands on deck. We're in the endgame now!

Chelsea FC v West Ham United - Premier League Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Chelsea have three games to go before this Premier League season ends, three games that will decide whether we will bask in the glory of Champions League or the ignominy of Europa League. (We could still win Europa League but that's a cup competition and as such, anything can happen).

If Chelsea are to finish in the top four and quality, we will possibly need maximum points from the three games left — surely the incompetence of all those other teams around us won’t last forever.

The Blues have been given a massive boost in this regard as a number of first-team players are all either back in training or should be fit for the upcoming match against Manchester United on Sunday.

In addition to the great news that Kanté (who was forced at half time on Monday with a bruised rib), Rüdiger (who’s been out for going on two weeks with a knee problem), Alonso (who’s been dealing with a gluteal issue), and Willian (who was held out of Monday’s game as precaution after feeling a twinge in training) should all be available, Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu has finally started training with the squad again. He had been out since the March international break with what some described as literal growing pains (in his back).

We probably shouldn’t expect Ampadu to feature at all, but having Kanté — especially Kanté! — and Rüdiger back will be definite boosts. Every little bit will help in the tight race for that all-important fourth place.