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Sport Chelsea: What we learned vs Leicester

15:06  10 september  2017
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Drinkwater 'waits for Chelsea medical'

  Drinkwater 'waits for Chelsea medical' Leicester City are closing in on a deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva, according to Sky sources.Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater is waiting to have a medical ahead of a possible last-minute Deadline Day move to Chelsea, according to Sky sources.

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Leicester City rolled into the Emirates Stadium on Friday night and led the Gunners 3-2 with seven minutes left for what looked like a shock win. Here’s what we learned from a pulsating encounter in north London to open up the new PL campaign.

Chelsea made it three consecutive victories this season with a 2-1 victory at the King Power Stadium.

Goals from summer signing Alvaro Morata and ex-Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante made the opening day defeat at the hands of Burnley a distant memory.

It was another impressive performance from Antonio Conte’s men, who will now be looking forward to Tuesday’s meeting against Qarabag, and the return of Champions League football at Stamford Bridge.

Morata’s the main man

In terms of a replacement for Diego Costa at Chelsea, Alvaro Morata, a player Conte has coveted since the day he arrived at Stamford Bridge, is as good as many fans could have wished for.

Drinkwater seals Chelsea switch

  Drinkwater seals Chelsea switch Danny Drinkwater, a vital part of Leicester City's Premier League title win in 2015-16, has joined reigning champions Chelsea.Chelsea have completed the signing of Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, the Premier League champions have confirmed.

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The former Real Madrid man has big boots to fill at Chelsea but he has got off to the perfect start, more than anyone could have expected.

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Morata made it three goals in four games for the Premier League champions with another brilliant header.

His movement to find space in the box is brilliant and highlights just why Conte was so keen to bring him in this summer.

Azpilicueta partnership continues to flourish

Something that went under the radar on Saturday was another brilliant assist from Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Spaniard put the ball on a plate for Morata to head past Kasper Schmeichel, in what was almost a carbon copy of the goal he scored against Everton before the international break.

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  Drinkwater seals £35m Chelsea move Chelsea wrapped up a late deal for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater at the end of a nerve-jangling Deadline Day. It is understood the fee is £35m, while Leicester are confident they have completed the signing of Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon before the deadline for a fee believed to be £22m.Negotiations with Chelsea rumbled on as the clock ticked down on Thursday night with the Premier League champions falling short of the Foxes' valuation of the England international.Drinkwater was holed up at Chelsea's training ground in Cobham as he awaited news of discussions between the two clubs.

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Playing in the right centre-back position, Azpilicueta can venture forward occasionally and find those pockets of space. It’ll only be a matter of time before opposing teams figure it out, but if he can continue to deliver a brilliant supply line to Morata, the Spaniard will keep finding the back of the net.

Bakayoko shows the best is yet to come

Chelsea fans were delighted with Tiemoue Bakayoko’s impact on his Premier League debut against Spurs and were impressed again on Saturday.

Bakayoko is clearly still recovering from the injuries that haunted him in the tail end of last season and Conte is managing him carefully during the early stages of this campaign.

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The French midfielder completed 100% of his take-ons and won 100% of his aerial battles.

Once fully fit and up to speed with the demands of the Premier League, he will be commanding the Chelsea midfield.

Drinkwater could feature against Leicester

  Drinkwater could feature against Leicester Chelsea’s summer signing Danny Drinkwater could make his debut for the Premier League champions against his old club on Saturday The London Evening Standard reports that Drinkwater, who is yet to feature in the Premier League this season due to minor injuries, returned to training with Leicester before his move to Chelsea. Drinkwater has also trained with a number of his new teammates over the course of the international break at Cobham and is now in contention to feature against the Foxes. Brought in to provide depth in central midfield, Drinkwater will play a valuable role in the squad for the remainder of the season. The Blues face the daunting task of seven games over the course of the next three weeks, meaning squad rotation will be key for Antonio Conte’s side, who will want to compete on all fronts this season. The England international completed his switch to Stamford Bridge on transfer deadline after weeks of speculation.

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Everyone is still adjusting

Antonio Rudiger, Bakayoko, Morata and Davide Zappacosta all featured for Chelsea on Saturday.

Danny Drinkwater and Andreas Christensen were also on the bench for the Blues. It was a busy summer for Chelsea and despite the early success of the likes of Morata and Bakayoko, the best is yet to come from all of the summer arrivals.

All of the new players will take time to adjust to both the style of play in the Premier League and the style of play that Conte wants to implement.

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Alvaro Morata eyes Champions League hat-trick at Chelsea .
Alvaro Morata already has two Champions League winners medals to his name but he’s not satisfied with that and insists that he is desperate to win a third title with Chelsea. The Spanish striker won the trophy with Real Madrid in 2014 and 2017 and wants to make it a hat-trick this year with his new club. As reported by the Evening Standard, he said: “I have lived through the experience of playing in this competition with both Juventus and Real Madrid – and I have won titles. This season I am playing to win again. It will be a special success for me if we can do it. I have won a lot but I want to win more. My dream is to score a lot of goals here and to win titles with Chelsea. That’s why I left Madrid and accepted the offer here. I want to be ambitious.” Chelsea get their campaign underway with a home tie against Azerbaijan’s champions FK Qarabag on Tuesday night; a game that the Blues are expected to win comfortably. Group C will be far from easy for Chelsea with Roma and Atletico Madrid also competing to get through to the knockout stages so it is vital for the Blues to get off to a good start and get the job done against Qarabag.

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