Kante played an hour against Charlton and came through unscathed in his first match of any kind since being sidelined.
Goals from Silko Thomas, Malik Mothersille and Dion Rankine secured a 3-0 win for Chelsea.
Head coach Graham Potter had hinted at a step up in rehabilitation for the 31-year-old last week.
“N’Golo’s due to carry on training Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with potentially a game to give him some minutes,” he said.
Kante’s return to fitness would be an undoubted boost to Chelsea as the season approaches the final stretch.
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