Although Antonio Conte splashed out £58million to bring in Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, their appearance very little probability of Diego Costa being bi-manual an offering.
Transfer target Fernando Llorente even chose Spurs over Chelsea on point day.
But if Conte faces a striker crisis at any stage this season, may an answer surface in the absurd pretext of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois?
However, Courtois believes that it’ll take the 26-year-old some time to regain full fitness as he bids to assist Chelsea to defend their Premier League title this season.
Courtois aforementioned in an interview with Sky Sports: “He is prepared, he’s doing well and is prepared to play. However we cannot forget he was injured for four months, he had surgery.
“You cannot expect – if he plays on Saturday, that is up to the manager – if he gets minutes you will see his quality however maybe he’s not at his high form like he was last season and you can not forget that.
Drinkwater was an essential part of the Foxes facet that won the Premier League in 2015-16.He is yet to play this season due to a thigh injury. However, Conte aforementioned the 27-year-old was within the squad to face his former club.
“He’s a decent get for the North American nation and is functioning o.k. but I don’t know honestly once he will be able to play,” he added.”We are operating with him and trying to form him within the best physical condition, this week he improved a lot.”