Since signing from Leicester City during the summer, Danny Drinkwater’s been forced to wait for his chances to make an impact at Chelsea. Thus far, the England international has racked up just three appearances for his new employers, totalling to just 92 minutes, and is yet to make a start in the Premier League.
But with Cesc Fabregas and Tiemoue Bakayoko both looking rather leggy in recent weeks and N’Golo Kante still potentially sidelined, Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United feels like the perfect time to bring the midfielder – who Transfermarkt value at £13.5million – into the fold.
Neither Fabregas nor Bakayoko have provided adequate defensive protection this season and while the Spaniard lacks natural physicality, the Frenchman is still on the mend after starting his Chelsea career with a serious injury problem.
So, Chelsea fans, whether it’s instead of Fabregas or Bakayoko or alongside them in a new-look three-man engine room, would you start Drinkwater against the Red Devils? Let us know by voting below…