Antonio Conte is hoping the Premier League-winning combination of Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante can inspire Chelsea to another title this season.
The pair played just one season together at Leicester City but it was their partnership that was one of the key reasons why the Foxes shocked the footballing world by becoming champions.
The duo dominated in the middle of the park for Claudio Ranieri’s side, and now they have the potential of reigniting that partnership after the Englishman signed for the Blues on transfer deadline day.
While Kante is almost a certain starter for the Blues, Drinkwater is going to have to fight for his starting spot, which Conte is sure that he can do.
“Danny is a really good player and two years ago he and N’Golo won the league, played every game and showed to be strong,” Conte said.
“He is a really good player and can help us. For me the midfield is very important because I need midfielders with specific characteristics and Danny has these characteristics.
“Now it is important for him to be 100% fit, to recover the best physical condition and adapt himself in our style of football and then he will be ready to help us and play with Chelsea.”