After helping Leicester City to one of the greatest sporting triumphs, Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante could potentially resume their partnership next weekend.
Of all the places for the pair to be back alongside each other, it just had to be the King Power Stadium.
Drinkwater’s arrival at Stamford Bridge has given Antonio Conte options in midfield now, although the Italian may stick with Cesc Fabregas partnering Kante after his impressive display against Everton.
If that’s the case, the 27-year-old may have to wait another three days before making his Chelsea debut against FK Qarabag in the Champions League.
Even if they have wait to play alongside for the first time since May 2016, Chelsea’s new signing is just looking forward to playing with his former teammate once again.
“I played with N’Golo for a season and there was not really a game I didn’t enjoy playing next to him,” Drinkwater told the club website.
“I am looking forward hopefully to carrying on where we left off. I think we hit it off from the first game and after that we did not really lose.
“He is a top lad, the most down-to-earth person you will meet. I can’t see him changing much and I am looking forward to meeting him again.”
So, with Drinkwater excited about reuniting with the Frenchman, what does Kante think about his new teammate?
Well, finding interviews from Kante during his time with the Foxes are pretty rare.
However, when he did speak, he did praise his partnership with Drinkwater.
Speaking in February 2016, Kante hailed their understanding on the pitch for Leicester.
“We try to complement each other,” said the French international. “When we play together we don’t speak a lot because we understand each other’s game.”
Later in the same month, Kante continued to wax lyrical about his teammate.
“Danny is a very good player,” added the 26-year-old. “He’s a playmaker with great technique.
“We talk together on the pitch and for me he’s a very good player. I enjoy playing with him.”
Given their understanding on the pitch, as well as the fact they’ve only lost two league games playing alongside each other, the arrival of Drinkwater could prove to be a masterstroke by Conte.
If they can carry on their partnership, expect Kante to keep on talking about the club’s new signing.