Danny Drinkwater: Midfielder Making Things Tick for the Surprise Leaders

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We’ve pretty much ran out of superlatives to describe Leicester City’s incredible rise to the top of the Barclays Premier League table. The Foxes team is littered with players who are playing well beyond their expectations, and midfielder Danny Drinkwater is another Leicester star who has really caught the eye this term.

The former Manchester United trainee, who has had loan spells with the likes of Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City, Watford and Barnsley, looks to have finally found his home at the King Power Stadium.

Drinkwater left Old Trafford for Leicester in 2012 without making a single Premier League appearance for the Red Devils.



However, since arriving in the East Midlands, the 25-year-old has played a pivotal role in Leicester’s supreme rise from slogging out in the Championship to the Premier League summit. Drinkwater has stacked up 145 league appearances for the Foxes, netting 10 goals in the process.

This season, however, the ex-England U19 international has become one of Leicester’s most prized assets. Of course, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy are receiving all the media attention, but it’s the likes of Marc Albrighton, Kasper Schmeichel, Wes Morgan and indeed Danny Drinkwater that make Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes much more than just a two-man team.


Sidelined during the festive period

The influential midfielder limped off in his side’s 2-1 win over Chelsea last week, which meant he had to sit out Leicester’s superb 3-2 win at Everton, and will unfortunately see him miss their crucial festive fixtures.

Nevertheless, the spirit within the Leicester camp at present is plain for all to see, and Ranieri has players at his disposal who are more than capable of coming in and doing a job. But there’s no denying that Drinkwater will be sorely missed, and the Foxes supporters will be counting the days until their solid midfielder is fit and back in first-team action.


Written by Gareth Hinton

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