Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater was relieved to make his debut in their Carabao Cup win over Everton.

Having arrived from Leicester City injured, Drinkwater admits his injury recovery has been frustrating.

“I don’t think [the last few months] could have gone any worse,” Drinkwater admitted to Chelsea TV after the game. “I have been trying to take the positives out of it. My calf feels good now but I was massively frustrated. The waiting game was killing me.

“It’s been good to watch the team and it has helped me to settle in as well. It has given me a feel for how they actually play. But the sooner I can get more involved now, the better for me.”