Danny Drinkwater wants to stay at Chelsea and fight for his place amid suggestions of a potential departure, reports Simon Johnson of the Evening Standard
Following the loan signing of Mateo Kovacic, the central-midfield position is rather stacked. Drinkwater is behind the likes of Ross Barkley, Cesc Fabregas, the aforementioned Kovacic and to an extent Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the pecking order. A loan move is more likely than a permanent move with interest from West Ham, Crystal Palace and former club Leicester
The 28-year-old signed for Chelsea from Leicester in a £35 million deal on transfer deadline day last summer. However, he has failed to cement a place in Chelsea’s starting eleven. Drinkwater only made 12 appearances in the Premier League last season, scoring once. Drinkwater’s only goal came in a 5-0 demolition of Stoke City over the Christmas period.
However, Drinkwater is concentrating on fighting for his place at the Bridge and hopes to prove his worth to Head Coach, Maurizio Sarri.