Chelsea's Kante, Chalobah in contention for Everton game

Kante has not played since injuring his knee in a 4-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League in November

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante, center, in action in the Champions League.   -  AP

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante and Trevoh Chalobah have returned to training and could be available for Thursday's Premier League game against Everton, the club said on its website.

Kante has not played since injuring his knee in a 4-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League in November, while Chalobah sustained a hamstring injury against Watford earlier this month.

Chelsea's midfield has been hit hard by injuries, with Mateo Kovacic isolating after testing positive for COVID-19 while Jorginho missed last week's Champions League game with a back problem.

Chelsea's 3-2 home win over Leeds United on Saturday kept it in third place with 36 points, five behind leader Manchester City and one behind Liverpool.

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