Ahead of Leicester return, Danny Drinkwater stats suggest Chelsea gained a big player

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Will Danny Drinkwater play for Chelsea at Leicester?

With the international break now over, the weekend’s Premier League fixtures come into view.

One of the standout Premier League games is Leicester’s home match against Chelsea.

Chelsea come into the Leicester match with six points having beaten Spurs and Everton after their surprise opening day loss to Burnley.

Leicester have three points having won their home game against Brighton. The Foxes lost at both Arsenal and Manchester United.

Drinkwater’s debut could be at Leicester

Danny Drinkwater did not play for Leicester during the first three Premier League games of the season.

But, following his transfer deadline day move to Stamford Bridge, his first game for Chelsea could well be at Leicester on Saturday.

Much will likely depend on the fitness of Tiemoue Bakayoko, who has shown his quality for Chelsea already this season.

But, after the win over Spurs at Wembley, Bakayoko revealed that he was far from match fit.

Leicester will miss Danny Drinkwater

Ever since Leicester lost N’Golo Kante to Chelsea, they never looked like the same side in the middle of the park.

The departure of Drinkwater could further trouble Leicester’s midfield which could include Wilfried Ndidi, Matty James and Andy King.

Leicester will not have Adrien Silva available as his paperwork was not filed in time and Vicente Iborra is still injured.

Danny Drinkwater’s influence at Leicester City is undeniable

Danny Drinkwater’s influence at Leicester City was undeniable.

Leicester won more, lost less, scored more, conceded less and picked up more points when the midfielder played, stats from daily fantasy football game www.oulala.com reveal.

See the Danny Drinkwater graphic below.

Perhaps Chelsea fans should be a little more positive about Drinkwater?!

Danny Drinkwater's influence at Leicester City is undeniable

Danny Drinkwater’s influence at Leicester City is undeniable

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