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Author Topic: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)  (Read 38807 times)

Offline stevo_st

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #585 on: January 21, 2020, 10:43:16 PM »
Thought he did alright, recycled the ball well at times, looked to get it out wide to Jack early.

Clearly not up to speed, but starting to have a bit of faith that he'll contribute in the run in.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #586 on: January 21, 2020, 10:43:57 PM »
I thought he was much better this evening.

However, the difference with him off and Luiz further up front was clear.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #587 on: January 21, 2020, 10:44:46 PM »
Thatís what I think too. Glimpses of a player who can contribute tonight.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #588 on: January 21, 2020, 10:45:47 PM »
Thought he played pretty well this evening.
Always seemed to look for a positive pass. Some didnít come off, but at least he was giving it a go.

Could be good once fully match fit.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #589 on: January 21, 2020, 11:31:30 PM »
He did ok for 20-25mins and was then gone. That said he was acting as a leader and talking on the pitch, which few of our players do. 5 or 6 more games and he might be up to speed.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #590 on: January 22, 2020, 01:25:02 AM »
Good signs. For one thing he was willing us forward and frustrated at too much backwards/sideways. Of course we need to be patient but it has been death by pointless passing at times.

If we do succeed in rehabilitating him to a high level, I hope we have a right to buy, no need to if we donít want but it otherwise could look great business for Chelsea.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #591 on: January 22, 2020, 06:39:23 AM »
I was again underwhelmed by his performance, did okay for 20 mins and then he just seemed to disappear out of the game and had no real influence in midfield, Marvelous seemed to be doing his running for him.

He really does need to work on his fitness, otherwise he will soon find himself on the bench.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #592 on: January 22, 2020, 07:27:10 AM »
I thought he did ok, made himself available and tried to get the ball moving forward.
He is still not match fit but is improving each week.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #593 on: January 22, 2020, 07:31:28 AM »
i was there yesterday and believe me, he is worse than an accident waiting to happen - he's an accident that has happened. Beyond awful and thank fuck Dean put Doug on when he did. I know people want to will the guy to be good but  for me, the most pointless loan decision since Spurs mugged us off with JJ.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #594 on: January 22, 2020, 07:47:24 AM »
I disagree. He sprayed a few decent balls in good positions when he had time on the ball. Heís just very much off the pace of the game and needs time. Anyway, bringing on Luis in the 2nd half seems to be working well. Drinkwater is spent by then and Luis can give his all for the time heís on. He hasnít got 90 minutes in him either.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #595 on: January 22, 2020, 07:49:22 AM »
I disagree. He sprayed a few decent balls in good positions when he had time on the ball. Heís just very much off the pace of the game and needs time. Anyway, bringing on Luis in the 2nd half seems to be working well. Drinkwater is spent by then and Luis can give his all for the time heís on. He hasnít got 90 minutes in him either.

Pretty much agree word for word

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #596 on: January 22, 2020, 07:56:31 AM »
I thought he did ok as well.

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #597 on: January 22, 2020, 08:20:05 AM »
The one thing I will say about him is he isnít hiding.
He was always available for the ball during a tough first half and I think heís slowly getting to grips with it.
Some things came off for him and some didnít but he kept working so I see an improvement in his overall game.

Offline frank black

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #598 on: January 22, 2020, 08:57:50 AM »
I witnessed some green shoots appearing with this performance. If he is totally over his past injuries then there is no reason why his match sharpness shouldnít return with some more game time. Fingers crossed

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Re: Danny Drinkwater (confirmed - on loan)
« Reply #599 on: January 22, 2020, 09:00:37 AM »
The one thing I will say about him is he isnít hiding.
He was always available for the ball during a tough first half and I think heís slowly getting to grips with it.
Some things came off for him and some didnít but he kept working so I see an improvement in his overall game.

Agree with this. He will be an experienced asset as the season progresses and he becomes fitter, improves match by match