Jamie Vardy sends message to Chelsea ‘enemies’ ahead of Leicester clash

Jamie Vardy has a message for Chelsea's former Leicester stars ahead of Saturday's showdown

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Jamie Vardy has warned Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante that he will consider them as “enemies” when Leicester host Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday.

Drinkwater followed in Kante’s footsteps and completed a transfer from Leicester to Stamford Bridge last week as he became one of Chelsea’s six summer signings.

Kante, meanwhile, earned plenty of praise and won the PFA player of the year award last season after he helped Chelsea to win the Premier League title in Antonio Conte’s first campaign at the club.

Drinkwater could make his Chelsea debut against his former club after his deadline-day transfer to Stamford Bridge from Leicester.

However, Foxes striker Vardy insists that he will not be bothered about their status as former team-mates when the game kicks off.

Vardy said on Sky Sports News on Tuesday: “It will be good to see them again but obviously come kick-off they’re enemies to me.

“That’s just how it is – as soon as the full-time whistle goes we’ll be back to talking again.”

Chelsea head into Saturday’s game on the back of impressive victories over Tottenham Hotspur and Everton, as they bounced back from their shock 3-2 loss to Burnley on the opening weekend of the season.

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