Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed a shocking statement by stating that Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater are deemed surplus at the club as they do not fit his style of play. This news could mean that both misfits Moses and Drinkwater could be set for leaving Stamford Bridge as soon as the winter transfer window in January.
Ever since Maurizio Sarri took over as Chelsea boss back in the summer, the club has not lost any game except the Community Shield against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City before the start of the actual campaign.
The Italian mastermind has transformed the club implementing his style and philosophy on the players and his impressive football has caught the eye of many football fans. Chelsea is also showing that they can be serious title contenders this season as they sit 2nd on the Premier League table at the moment, just two points behind leaders Manchester City.
Despite all the positives at the club, there are two players that Sarri is not quite pleased with as their characteristics do not suit his style of play. It’s strange to believe that midfielder Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are the two superstars who are unable to get a kick in Sarri’s first team.
English midfielder Danny Drinkwater arrived at Chelsea last summer but his move has turned out to become a nightmare. Even under Antonio Conte, the 28-year-old wasn’t used regularly and barely made any appearances for Chelsea. And now under Sarri, after making one appearance in the Community Shield, the hard-working midfielder is set for a January exit. While speaking to reporters about the former Leicester City star Drinkwater, Sarri revealed that he had a conversation with the Premier League winner two months ago that Drinkwater wouldn’t be part of his plans, “I think the situation is that Drinkwater for me is not suitable for a midfield with two other midfielders. I told him two months ago what I think,”
Drinkwater has had offers from clubs across England to move on loan and there were more than just West Ham United keen on the Englishman’s services. The Blues will be hoping to sell Drinkwater on a permanent deal instead rather than send him on loan for a temporary period.
Sarri also explained as to why Nigerian captain Victor Moses has not featured in his current side, as often as normal this season. The 59-year-old Chelsea head coach stated that Moses is more suitable playing in a wing-back role and thrived in that position under Conte. But when playing as a defender, it’s a bit more difficult for the 27-year-old to adapt to that position, “Moses is more suitable for playing wing back than like a winger or a fullback, I think. I don’t know [if they have a future]. They have to improve but their characteristics are a little bit different.”
Surely, there will be quite a number of suitors from England and other European countries for Moses and Drinkwater in the winter transfer window, as Chelsea look to cut short their squad.