Our Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are wondering what will become of Danny Drinkwater in the summer. The deadline day signing has only five league starts to his name since making the move south to SW6 and, has not been able to reignite that Premier League winning combination in midfield with N’Golo Kante.
Since his very surprising £35m move to Chelsea on the deadline day of last summers transfer window, the England international hasn’t shown the qualities and talent he did at Leicester City, much to our Blues’ disappointment. Many in the pub felt that signing Drinkwater was a rash move after the strange collapse of the Ross Barkley deal and Conte’s need for more midfield signings was the reason for the quick switch.
Another summer of upheaval awaits at Stamford Bridge with Drinkwater and Conte’s future up in the air, alongside many of the players after a very poor showing in the league, especially with having only won three Premier League games all calendar year.
With that being said, if Drinkwater is to leave – our main barman believes that a couple of players in the squad should follow closely behind him, with the board set to overhaul the whole club. Here are TWO players that could leave alongside Drinkwater this summer…
The summer signing hasn’t done as well in the league in his first season as many expected him to do, and with word that a move back to Monaco may be on the cards – it seems that the Frenchman’s short stay in London may be over sooner rather than later.
Yes, some of the bar staff claims it sometimes takes a good year to adjust to life in the Premier League, however, Bakayoko just doesn’t seem to have been able to cut the mustard and shows little sign of improvement.
A move back to Ligue 1 may be the smart decision his career needs.
The ageing centre-back is seemingly on his way out of first-team action on a regular basis after the emergence of young Andreas Christensen this season.
The England international and Chelsea captain has won it all at Stamford Bridge since his move from Bolton, indeed, after taking over the leadership role from John Terry his performances have declined and many in the bar believe that the Blues are a better team with him out of it.
A move away, much like Terry, may prolong his career.