Drinkwater hails Slimani impact

Drinkwater hails Slimani impact

Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater has heaped praise on club-record signing Islam Slimani, who scored twice on his league debut.

The Algeria international netted either side of half-time as the Foxes secured a comfortable 3-0 victory over Burnley at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The 28-year-old, who joined Claudio Ranieri's side for a reported £30million in the summer, made his debut for the club during their midweek Champions League success against Club Brugge, and Drinkwater admits he has been impressed by the forward.

"It was a great performance from him on his debut," the England international said. "He fits in really well because he's a hard worker and also has ability. He has trained really well and he helps set up the way we play – he's a really good addition to the squad."

Leicester will now be hoping to build on their back-to-back successes as they face a testing run of fixtures over the next few weeks, beginning with a home clash against Chelsea in the EFL Cup on Tuesday before they face further matches against Manchester United in the league and Porto in Europe.