Chelsea outfielder Danny Drinkwater does himself no favors against Tottenham Hotspur in PL 2
It would be an exaggeration to say that Chelsea signing Danny Drinkwater has not been successful in favor of the club.
Along with N’Golo Kante, Drinkwater played a key role in Leicester City’s surprise Premier League title in 2015/16. While Kante moved to the Bridge in 2016, Drinkwater will follow a year later.
While the Frenchman proved to be a master stroke of signature, Drinkwater was anything but. He has made four appearances this season, none of them for the first team. (h / t Transfermarkt)
Drinkwater’s fall from grace since it moved to Chelsea has been quick and hard to watch. Last night against Tottenham Hotspur U23 in Premier League 2, he managed to go down another level.
According to the Daily Mail, Drinkwater received his marching orders in the 77th minute due to an expulsion of teenage midfielder Alfie Devine.
During the night Petr Cech came back into goal for Chelsea and we also reversed a 2-0 deficit, Drinkwater flared up for all the wrong reasons. It is fair to say that he set a bad example for his young teammates.
Although it can be argued that Devine provoked the incident with his two foot tools at Drinkwater, the blue midfielder could address the issue by showing more moderation.
His attack provoked a massive brawl between the two sides. Devine also received his marching orders alongside the Chelsea midfielder.
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Drinkwater hasn’t made a first-team appearance for us since 2018. The club wanted to sell him in the summer but couldn’t find any suitors.
At 30, Drinkwater has time to continue his career elsewhere. It’s hard to see him still having a future at the Bridge. Hopefully, this troubled marriage will end sooner rather than later.