The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to comments made by Antonio Conte about summer signing Danny Drinkwater. The Italian claimed that Drinkwater had been unlucky with injuries this season but that he’s a good midfielder who he trusts completely. The comments come as rumours have been circling about Drinkwater’s future at Stamford Bridge.
On Danny Drinkwater, Conte says he's having an unlucky season due to injuries, but he is a good midfielder who he fully trusts. #SOUCHE
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 13, 2018
Danny Drinkwater is quite predictably frustrated at Chelsea. Injuries have prevented him from having the debut season he would’ve wanted with the Blues and a story in The Telegraph has linked him with a move away from Chelsea in the summer. Conte’s Chelsea paid a large fee for the midfielder in summer as he swapped the King Power for Stamford Bridge, and now the club could be looking to recoup some of that money as they look to cut their losses in the summer.
The Blues’ recent transfer dealings have been poor, to say the least. Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater have both been plagued by injuries whilst Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata have failed to live up to the lofty expectations they set themselves at their previous clubs. Conte is set to leave Chelsea in the summer and whoever comes in to replace the Italian has a serious job on their hands as the club has deadwood to sell and areas to improve. Whether Drinkwater stays or goes is yet to be seen, but either way, the midfielder will be looking for a career revival as he hopes to get back to first-team football soon.
You can read our local Blues’ verdict on Drinkwater here:
Danny is better off Conte's Bakayoko in all areas but Conte won't stop giving excuses for his failure(s).
— Olawole Oluseye (@9jawolex) April 13, 2018
He's a midfielder you refuse to play you fraud. Please leave this club you don't want to be here.
— Harry Mahon (@HarryMahon26) April 13, 2018
Ok sell him again we don't need Glass of water
— Never Give Up Blues (@dash_gadel) April 13, 2018
U trust everybody but players don't.!!
— Ajwani (@AvinashAjwani) April 13, 2018
He can suffer without the ball so conte likes him
— Niv Bar ניב בר (@NivPunkovers) April 13, 2018
Oh my God. Is that guy still at Chelsea. Long time no see tho!
— Ocakacon Simon Peter (@simonpeter018) 13 April 2018
Stop lying ! Hes not injured. He's a proven winner better than the 2 cats u continue to drag out alongside Kante. Play HIM
— Croc Droc (@Blizeeblazae) April 13, 2018
Having an unlucky season due to injuries, funny enough. The man is OLD, unfit.. He sold an energetic #Costa & bought D.Water smh for CONTE
— Prince Hillz (@e_PrinceHillz) 13 April 2018
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