Chelsea to sign Leicester City Midfielder as Matic’s replacement: Is he good enough

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DANNY DRINKWATER has been linked with a shock move to Chelsea, but Blues fans are far from happy about the potential move.

Leicester City midfielder Drinkwater was an integral part of the 2015/16 Premier League-winning side, and was subsequently rewarded with a five-year contract at the King Power Stadium.

The 27-year-old was hampered by injury last year but is on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s radar as the Italian looks to replace Nemanja Matic, according to Sky Sports.

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Matic signed for Manchester United yesterday in a deal worth £40million, leaving the Blues light in midfield despite the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco.

Drinkwater would link up with former Foxes team-mate N’Golo Kante if he made the move to Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea fans feel the club are showing a lack of ambition with such a signing.

The 27-year old Drinkwater, who would also boost Chelsea’s homegrown contingent.

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Though he would be interested in a move to Chelsea he is conscious he could end up with a peripheral role as Conte aims to pair Tiemoue Bakayoko with N’Golo Kante as his midfield engine room of choice.

New recruit Bakayoko though is doubtful for the start of the season following minor knee surgery.

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