Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Drinkwater to consider Chelsea exit; Monaco to pursue Bakayoko

Drinkwater to consider Chelsea exit; Monaco to pursue Bakayoko

Centre-back Aymeric Laporte was the latest defensive splurge and cost City £57 million in January, and many at Old Trafford might argue more signings on that level would cut the distance in the Premier League title race.

Taking in all factors in play, one would think that the best possible option for Drinkwater at the moment, would be to leave Chelsea at the end of the season and move to a team where he would be getting more playing time. The only title we can win is the FA Cup so we go for that.

Thibaut Courtois returned to the starting lineup against West Ham, while Pedro came off the bench to return from what manager Antonio Conte described as a "physical problem".

Ethan Ampadu is out for the season with an ankle injury, but Davide Zappacosta (tendon) and Ross Barkley (fitness issues following a hamstring injury) could both come back into contention.

Antonio Conte's side just have the FA Cup left to salvage their season. Next season we will be back stronger to try to win again'. Mario Lemina missed the game at the Emirates Stadium due to illness and may return to face Chelsea.

The match takes place at 12:30 GMT on Saturday and it will be shown live in the United Kingdom on Sky Sports.

Chelsea have won their last four league games against Southampton - they've never won five in a row against them.

After an incredible debut season in which the club won the title and reached the FA Cup final, this term they find themselves in fifth place in the table and nearly certain to miss out on Champions League qualification. And the system of three at the back did not work this season because Conte lost Matic, ' added Desailly.

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