Chelsea have had a good start to life under Maurizio Sarri and players are enjoying the freedom under the Italian.
All is well at Stamford Bridge for now, with the team capable of pushing back into the top four, which they missed out on last season under Antonio Conte.
Chelsea probably didn’t conduct as much business as they would have hoped to do, seeing as it took an age for them to get rid of Conte and replace him with Sarri.
Four new players were brought in but Chelsea and Danny Drinkwater, (who is valued at £18 million on Transfermarkt) could regret their decision not to go separate ways during the transfer window.
The 28-year-old joined Chelsea just one year ago but his big money move from Leicester City hasn’t been as good as expected. Drinkwater was brought in to become a partner to N’golo Kante, as the pair had previous history, when winning the league together with Leicester City.
After limited starts in the league, Danny Drinkwater was cast aside by Antonio Conte and rarely used apart from cup competitions. For a player of his strong ability in midfield, he needs regular football for a team that would value his role in their squad.
Drinkwater has great physical strength, a brilliant passing range and a surprisingly good eye for goal, as he has demonstrated once for Chelsea when scoring a blinding goal, his only goal for the blue of Chelsea.
He was linked with several top Premier League clubs but after no deals materialised, Drinkwater could be left to rue what could have been whilst sat on the bench or even completely out of the squad.
Drinkwater is a very capable midfielder but given the added quality in and around the Chelsea team now with new signing Jorginho and returning loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek, his place in the squad is even more unlikely. The Englishman should be in the peak years of his career but the way he is going, that time will instead be spent on the bench or not in the squad at all.
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