BURNLEY made it a deadline day to remember after the the signing Danny Drinkwater from Chelsea on a loan until January 6.

The Premier League winner, who has also been capped three times by England, returns to the North West after starting his career at Manchester United.

Following the appointment of Claudio Ranieri at Leicester, the Manchester-born midfield man played a leading role in one of the greatest title wins of all time.

Drinkwater started 35 Premier League games as Leicester defied the odds to become English champions for the first time in their history.

"There's no better way of describing it and I am looking forward to cracking on," said the 29-year-old Premier League winner.

"It feels good to be home and now I just want to concentrate on my football.

"From the people I've met so far, this feels like a nice family club with down to earth people and staff, and that helps.

"When you are happy, that's when you take it onto the field and play your best football."

England international Drinkwater arrives at Turf Moor wanting to make up for lost time, having not featured for Chelsea last season, following his £35 million move from the Foxes in 2017.

He added: "It was a bit of a complicated time at Chelsea, but I see this as a positive move and I'm looking forward to getting going.

Sean Dyche was the assistant manager at Watford when Drinkwater arrived on loan from Manchester United in 2011: "I think it will be a challenge for him (at Burnley).

"I don't think he would come here thinking he walks in the team; we like the players that have done well for us over time.

"On the other hand, I don't think he lacks belief in himself to forge his way into the side over time.

"That is the hunger and desire that we want and that extra competitive edge to the situation we find ourselves in.

"It was more highlighted with Steven Defour and his continued work with his injury, he is doing well but it is not going to be weeks.

"In the meantime, Danny is one who we thought could come in, and if it gets done then his challenge is to work hard enough to get in the team."

Drinkwater's at Turf Moor – where he will squad number eight – comes as a coup for the Clarets as they strengthen their midfield options ahead of a fourth successive season of Premier League football.