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.”