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Ranieri and Drinkwater reunion could save Fulham this season

Ranieri and Drinkwater reunion could save Fulham this season

According to Talk Chelsea, Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri is interested in signing Chelsea’s Danny Drinkwater. 

The Italian managed the England international during his iconic tenure at Leicester, where they both won the Premier League.

However, since his big-money move to Stamford Bridge, the 3-cap international’s career has not been particularly eventful. He only managed five Premier League starts last season under Antonio Conte, and has not played at all under Maurizio Sarri this season. This is partly due to the influx of midfielders for The Blues, as Drinkwater is now behind N’Golo Kanté, Jorginho, Mateo Kovačić, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Cesc Fabregas. Given the wealth of midfielders that Chelsea have, Drinkwater simply must move as soon as possible if he wants to play.

The good thing is that there is still interest in him, and Fulham would be a wonderful destination. The club have struggled to establish a partner to Jean Michaël Seri in the midfield at Craven Cottage, and that has cost the club dearly. They have struggled to play the ball from the back so far this season, and have looked bereft of ideas. Drinkwater will provide the calming, creative influence that is so desperately needed to save Fulham’s season. They have the players in attack, it is just about finding a player to unleash their potential.

The 23-year-old André-Frank Anguissa has showed promise, but may not be the man for Fulham yet. Drinkwater, on the other hand, is a proven winner, and was pivotal to Ranieri at Leicester, and could be again in white.

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