Danny Drinkwater

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  1. Aug 18, 2017
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    FujiVice Full Member

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    We should have signed Drinkwater instead of Matic.

    Cant even be arsed to white text, this is so ridiculous.
  2. Aug 18, 2017
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Didier Drogba
    Damien Duff
    Danny Drinkwater

    All the best players have alliterative names.
  3. Aug 18, 2017
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    It's of course only one game but against Arsenal in the opener I thought Matty James looked more than competent replacing him in midfield. When he went off in the 80th minute for another attacker everything went tits up for Leicester.
  4. Aug 18, 2017
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    And how teams have figured out the big punt to Vardy he's being shown up again for the very average player he is.
  5. Aug 18, 2017
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    Hojoon Full Member

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    Agreed. For every time he sets Vardy through with a ball over the top there are another twenty failed attempts. Ndidi looked more impressive.
  6. Aug 19, 2017
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    Nytram Shakes Full Member

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    don't really agree, think teams did adapt to Vardy and Leicester struggled becuase of that Also Marhez downing tools for the past year hasn't helped, but i think the loss of the great Partnership in the midfield breaking up play the understanding between Kante and Drinkwater when one should break and when the other should stay back.

    Personally if i was a manager and i had the chance of having the option of that partnership in my squad i would jump at the chance.
  7. Aug 19, 2017
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    RLC plays a different position and Chalobah has barely played football in the past 2 years and is nowhere near the Chelsea standard.

    Drinkwater is okay but more importantly he's what they need. When you're panic buying you want someone that can slot right in or else there wouldn't be much point at all at getting a new player.
  8. Aug 19, 2017
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    Liver_bird Full Member

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    Solid signing for Chelsea, Kante Bakayoko Fabregas and Drinkwater is fine for a side with as few injuries as they get.
  9. Aug 19, 2017
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    This, they do compliment each other fantastically.
  10. Aug 19, 2017
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    AllezLesDiables Full Member

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  11. Aug 19, 2017
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Drinkwater has had one good season in a side that were playing well beyond their usual standards and has since reverted back to his previous level, the level that had seen him released from United and spend time in the championship. All evidence points towards Leicesters title winning campaign being a one off. If Drinkwater was such an accomplished player you would think he would be able to put up even average performances without Kante. Surely that should tell you it was Kante and not he that ran their midfield that season?

    On that basis should Conte also buy Huth and Morgan to partner at centreback too?
  12. Aug 19, 2017
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  13. Aug 19, 2017
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Alfonso Alves. Checkmate.
  14. Aug 19, 2017
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    Chalobah is a solid player. He'll do very well for Watford, but I wish he stayed
  15. Aug 19, 2017
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  17. Aug 19, 2017
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    He's solid but unspectacular. The sort who doesn't get noticed when things are going well, but that's what Chelsea probably need at the moment. Proven to be able to play in a midfield 2, which nowadays is a rarer quality than one might think.

    The comparisons to Sidwell are harsh IMO. He's not the sort of signing that would put Chelsea over the top but the sort that is desperately needed if the team wants to compete on multiple fronts.
  18. Aug 19, 2017
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  19. Aug 19, 2017
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    Solid just doesn't cut it. Drinkwater is England preliminary squad material, knows the league and is a proven winner. Chalobah has played 48 games (about 28 minutes per game) in the past 3 seasons at 4 different clubs.

    That being said Chelsea could have kept him all the same as they are still short in midfield but I can imagine that he wanted to leave to a club that really wants him considering how his last few years have been.
  20. Aug 19, 2017
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    Sidwell was a decent player who didn't really get a chance.

    Anyway, back to the important stuff, this lot would win the league with a couple of decent centre backs...
    Carlo Cudicini
    Paul Parker
    Carlos Cuellar
    Herman Hreidarsson
    Emanuel Eboue
    Paul Pogba
    Danny Drinkwater
    Zinedine Zidane
    Damien Duff
    Andrei Arshavin
    Didier Drogba
  21. Aug 19, 2017
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    Eric Djemba Djemba you mean?
  22. Aug 19, 2017
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    :nono:

    Party pooper. Go drink water at Noel with Danny
  23. Aug 19, 2017
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  26. Aug 22, 2017
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    Imagine the day we sold Danny, thinking "In 5 years, he'll be the subject of a £40 million bid by the champions and we won't be arsed," just months after we'd missed out on the most expensive player of the summer, £32m Eden Hazard. Bizarre.
  27. Feb 11, 2019
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    £35m for this guy. Zero appearances all season besides community shield. What the hell? This is worse than Fred and Drinkwater can’t have the excuse of settling in a new league.

    Why don’t Chelsea get stick for wasting that much on this guy?

    I find it funny when people say Chelsea don’t spend much. They spent over £400m in two seasons and wasted a shit load like the Drinkwater transfer.
  28. Feb 11, 2019
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    It was a strange signing at the time, he's clearly not good enough for a side like Chelsea (I dont care what he did with Leicester) so it's hardly a surprise he hasn't played
  29. Feb 11, 2019
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    I think it's more crazy thinking he'll win the league with Leicester. Hazard one hurts and Aguero, what a team that would be.
  30. Feb 11, 2019
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    Why don’t they just pair him up with Kante for old times sake. Can’t be worse than what they have now in the middle.

    But zero appearances is just shocking.
  31. Feb 11, 2019
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Few also praise Chelsea for how quick they wrap up the transfers while forgetting how many players they target and fail to sign.

    He will be 29 in a month, wonder what will be his next move.
  32. Feb 11, 2019
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    Is he injured?
  33. Feb 11, 2019
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    Think he's just not as good as Chelsea thought he was? But they signed him and Kante to be sure.
  34. Feb 11, 2019
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    No. Sarri said something along the lines he doesn’t suit my football as he can only play in a midfield two. He wanted him gone but they sold Fabregas, so had to keep him.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46650810
  35. Feb 11, 2019
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  36. Feb 11, 2019
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Maybe but they have Rice and Noble who plays under every manager.
  37. Feb 11, 2019
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    I was being slightly facetious tbh
  38. Feb 11, 2019
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    He will seeing out that contract or getting paid off.

    He's on about 150k from what I've been told and he's never going to get that anywhere else.
  39. Feb 11, 2019
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    Everyone just looks at net spend table where Chelsea look quite good because they manage to sell player for fees that no one else could.
  40. Feb 11, 2019
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Good chance you might be correct too, after all West Ham loves signing players.