Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater out till October

Danny Drinkwater

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater will be out until October after he suffered a calf injury. He is yet to feature for the blues since his signing from Leicester on transfer day.

Drinkwater was an unused substitute in the 2-1 victory over his former club last Saturday and and missed Tuesday’s Champions League thrashing of Qarabag.

“He had a muscular problem in his calf. He needs time to recover,” said manager Antonio Conte.

“I think it is very difficult to see him before the international break. It is a pity because he was starting to work and to improve his physical condition.

“Now we have to move all these situations. And in two, three weeks, four weeks, I don’t know.”

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