Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater is doing himself a disservice in PL 2 against Tottenham Hotspur
It would be an understatement to say that Chelsea’s signing of Danny Drinkwater didn’t work out in the club’s favor.
In addition to N’Golo Kante, Drinkwater played a key role in Leicester City’s surprise run for the 2015/16 Premier League title. While Kante moved to the bridge in 2016, Drinkwater would follow a year later.
While the Frenchman has proven himself to be a master of signing, Drinkwater was anything but. He has played four games this season, none of them for the first team. (h / t Transfermarkt)
Drinkwater’s fall since joining Chelsea has been quick and difficult to watch. Last night against Tottenham Hotspur U23 in Premier League 2 he managed to reach another level.
According to the Daily Mail, Drinkwater received his marching orders at the 77th minute for knocking out teenage midfielder Alfie Devine.
Drinkwater made headlines for all the wrong reasons on the night Petr Cech returned in goal for Chelsea and we had also broken a 2-0 deficit. It’s fair to say that he set a bad example for his young team-mates.
While it can be argued that Devine provoked the incident with his two-footed duel at Drinkwater, the Blues midfielder could have solved the problem with more reluctance.
His whipping provoked a mass brawl between the two sides. Devine also received his marching orders alongside the Chelsea midfielder.
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Drinkwater has not appeared in the first team for us since 2018. The club wanted to sell him in the summer, but couldn’t find any applicants.
At 30, Drinkwater has time to pursue his career elsewhere. It’s hard to see that he has a future at the bridge. Hopefully this troubled marriage will end sooner rather than later.