New Chelsea man
Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been warned he might struggle against Leicester City, when his new club take them on in the Premier League.
That’s because Drinkwater has of course only just made the move from the King Power Stadium to Stamford Bridge, with a deadline day move going down to the wire.
That, according to Graham Le Saux, could well be difficult for him – and possibly the fans as well.
“Returning to a former club a week after the transfer window closes is a really tough position to be in,” Le Saux told Betfair.
“It sounds trivial but even something as small as remembering to go into the away dressing room can become an awkward obstacle to overcome and it’s hard to convey just how different it feels going in there for the first time.
“After leaving Blackburn for Chelsea, I found returning to Ewood Park a really emotional occasion and unless you can get your head around it quickly it can develop into an uncomfortable situation.
“You can get carried away with what the fans reaction will be when you get out onto the pitch and it could be especially difficult for Danny if he starts the game on the bench.
“He’ll have to warm up in front of the Leicester fans during the game – not an enviable task.
“That being said I did find that I would raise my game when coming up against a former club as it’s a real opportunity to show why your new club valued your signature.”
Kante and Drinkwater
Of course, Drinkwater can at least get some advice from N’Golo Kante, who of course made the switch from Leicester to Chelsea and managed it well.
Drinkwater and Kante had a formidable partnership in the middle of the park, that saw the Foxes win the Premier League and also saw Drinkwater’s own reputation sky rocket.
Chelsea will be hoping to see something similar now the pair are reunited, and put thoughts of Nemanja Matic to rest.