The £32 million player, though, has been out since August due to a hamstring injury that necessitated surgery. Kante has only been able to make two appearances this season across all competitions, but he now appears poised to make his comeback on Saturday night against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.
Potter stated, as reported by the official website of Chelsea: "Since he's been away for so long, we have to control his minutes and build those minutes up in the Premier League. Nonetheless, he has been working hard at the gym and has played several games behind closed doors. He's available in the squad, and I have a good feeling that he'll play tomorrow.
Even just 30 minutes would be a major improvement for Kante, a France international. If he does make his debut appearance under Potter on Saturday, the 32-year-old is one of the most endearing people in sport.