According to ESPN, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has said that both Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater do not feature tactically in his plans for this season. The pair have not started a game for the Blues this season, and both look likely to leave in January.
Whilst Moses has plenty of suitors, most notably from two former clubs in West Ham and Crystal Palace, it is Drinkwater who seems to have little interest in his services despite still being a dependable Premier League player.
Perhaps it is the £35m that Chelsea parted with to lure him from Leicester that is putting clubs off, as they know that they will have to get near that figure to entice Sarri into doing a deal.
Despite that figure, almost every club outside the ‘Big Six’ should be looking at the England international if a loan deal becomes available, with Bournemouth perhaps the best suited club to the former Manchester United man’s abilities.
Well, during his time at the King Power, Drinkwater benefited massively from the pace of Jamie Vardy, with his well timed runs either down the middle or into the channel almost always met by an inch perfect pass from the former Foxes’ number four.
It was a key feature of Leicester’s play during their incredible title-winning season, and in Callum Wilson and Josh King, Eddie Howe possesses two forwards with similar traits to Vardy from a physical aspect.
Both Cherries strikers are powerful, quick, willing runners who make Vardy-esque runs either into the channel to stretch defences or down the middle if the situation allows. Drinkwater could be the perfect foil to the duo in finding their runs, whilst his pragmatic work of the ball often goes unnoticed.
Lewis Cook and Jefferson Lerma look to have the midfield held down at the Vitality Stadium right now, but if Bournemouth are serious about challenging for a European spot, they will need depth through reinforcements in January.