Danny Drinkwater could potentially be sent back to Chelsea from Burnley during the January transfer window, according to a report which was published by The Sun. The 29-year-old’s career has undergone a downward spiral since his arrival at Stamford Bridge back in 2017 from Leicester City.
After having been deemed surplus to requirements by the Blues during the summer following the arrival of Frank Lampard as manager of the club, he should the Clarets on loan for this season but has been unable to break into Sean Dyche’s first-team plans.
Things have been so bad for the three times capped England international that he has not even made a single appearance for the Clarets this season.
Leaving Leicester was a terrible move by Drinkwater
Drinkwater played a crucial role in terms of helping the Foxes to win the Premier League title during the 2015/16 season under Claudio Ranieri. He was even on the radar of the England national team prior to his arrival at Stamford Bridge in 2017 and had he stayed at Leicester, may have been in contention for the England squad which competed in the World Cup in Russia last year.
During his time with Chelsea, Drinkwater has so far managed to make just 23 appearances in all competitions and scored one goal. He was completely frozen out of the club’s first-team plans by Maurizio Sarri ahead of the 2018/19 season and was basically just paid to do nothing as he made just one appearance in all competitions last season.
Drinkwater’s involvement in a brawl outside a night-club in September has not done his reputation any good. Burnley may well be looking to get rid of him during the January transfer window. If Chelsea do indeed end up getting him back, they must also aim to get rid of him and transfer list him.