Danny Drinkwater has no regret over leaving Leicester City for Chelsea

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England international Danny Drinkwater has said that he has no regrets over making the move to Chelsea from Leicester City four years ago. The midfielder was part of the Premier League winning side for the Foxes during the 2015/16 campaign but he thereafter made the switch to the Blues alongside N'Golo Kante.


While Kante has established himself as a regular at the west London side, the same has not been the case for Drinkwater who has made only 23 appearances over a period of four years. He has spent time on loan with Burnley and Aston Villa this term but he has still struggled for gametime with just five appearances in the Premier League.

When asked about any regret over the move on Instagram Live, he told: "Again, no regrets... but I have learned and know and understand a lot more. Letting how important match fitness can affect players. I try not to regret things, but learn. Things haven't gone as good as I hoped after I left Leicester because of one thing or another, but I had to give it a chance."
Drinkwater looks set to be offloaded at the end of the campaign and it won’t come as a surprise, if he makes the decision to drop down a division. There has been interest from a few Championship clubs and they could be prepared to hand him a permanent contract, should the Blues sanction his departure on a cut-price deal.
Apart from Drinkwater, Tiemoue Bakayoko could also head for the exit door during the next transfer window. The Frenchman has not played a competitive game for the Blues since 2018 and he has spent the past two years on loan with AC Milan and AS Monaco respectively. He is currently the subject of interest from Paris Saint-Germain and West Ham United.