Danny Drinkwater made his Chelsea debut in the 2-1 League Cup victory against Everton on Wednesday night.
The 27-year-old midfielder had to wait for his Chelsea debut after only recently recovering from a calf injury he sustained in training early in the season.
Drinkwater admits the wait for his Chelsea debut was frustrating.
“I don’t think [the last few months] could have gone any worse,” Drinkwater admitted to Chelsea TV after the victory over Everton.
“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.”