Sometimes life just goes perfectly ok for you. It did for Danny Drinkwater as he won the Premier League with Leicester City and made his England debut. Fast forward a couple of years and he’s lucky if making It onto the bench at Chelsea. Could January see him reunited with Claudio Ranieri in a move to Fulham?
2016 and 2017 were years that Drinkwater will never forget. Firstly, he made three appearances for England (though failed to make the Euro 2016 squad). Then came that amazing season in which Leicester won the Premier League title.
Signing for Chelsea
Just months after that title victory, Drinkwater left Leicester. He joined Chelsea in a £35m deal hoping to win more trophies and get back into the England squad. Sadly, that hasn’t happened and last season he had to battle injuries, not making his debut until October. Drinkwater only made 15 appearances for his new team in the Premier League and Champions League. Seven more came as Chelsea rotated their squad in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup but it soon became clear that he was just a fringe player at Stamford Bridge.
His England recall never arrived and his only game for Chelsea this season has been coming on as a second-half substitute in the Community Shield. New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri doesn’t seem to have Drinkwater in his plans, so what can he do to finally get back on the pitch?
Look Who’s Back
A return to Leicester City during the January transfer window could be a possibility but that’s 10/1 at Paddy Power. A more significant event happened in November with former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri returning to the Premier League. Not just to any club but to Fulham, aka Chelsea’s next-door neighbours. It’s only 5/6 at Paddy Power that Drinkwater will move the short distance to Craven Cottage and re-invent his career under his former boss.
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