Both players may have to settle for a place on the bench in the away clash against the Foxes as they build up their fitness
DANNY DRINKWATER could be set to face his former club in his first game for Chelsea.
The England midfielder trained today with his new team-mates ahead of the Blues’ away trip to Leicester and could get the nod for a central midfield berth.
He will once again link up with N’Golo Kante. The pair were instrumental in leading Leicester to their shock title win of 2015/16.
Speaking at Chelsea’s press conference today, boss Antonio Conte said: “We are working with him and trying to make him in the best physical condition.
“He is a good buy for us and has done well this week.
“He is in the squad for the Leicester game but I don’t know when he will be ready to play.”
And there was another welcome sight in training today as Eden Hazard was put through his paces.
The 26-year-old is yet to feature for the Blues this season after picking up an injury at the start of the summer.
Conte added: “Eden Hazard is available, at least for the squad for tomorrow. He is improving a lot and working hard to be ready.
“I have to decide the right moment and minutes about him. But he is available now.”
One player who won’t be featuring is Diego Costa, who is still believed to be AWOL in Brazil.
Meanwhile opposition boss Craig Shakespeare has re-iterated that wantaway winger Riyad Mahrez will continue to give 100 per cent for the Foxes.
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Speaking at his presser, Shakespeare said: “Mahrez said he wanted to play for a top six club.
“But, having spoken to him the last couple of days, I’m in no doubt about his professionalism and commitment to Leicester which he has shown since day one.
“He’s in a good frame of mind. Most importantly, his body language at training is good and this is really important for me and the rest of the players. He’s been excellent.”
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