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Danny Drinkwater Opens Up On 'Shambolic' Chelsea Spell

Danny Drinkwater has described his Chelsea career as a 'shambles', having not played a Premier League game for the club since 2018.

The 31-year-old signed for the Blues on a five-year contract back in 2017 for a £35 million fee.

Since then, he has only made a total of 23 games for Roman Abramovich's club and scored one goal.


As per talkSPORT, Drinkwater had a lot to say about his Chelsea career after his debut with Reading against Fulham on Saturday.

"Can I paint a picture?" asked Drinkwater. "No. It's been a shambles.

"It's football, it's never straightforward, it's never simple. I'm just excited for the new challenges.

"I need to (kick-start my career)," he continued.

"I'm more excited about this than I have been for a few years now, especially how my career's worked out.

"Games, getting the enjoyment of football back, then going from there. A few have slid away, I've made mistakes, I've not played."


Chelsea signed the English midfielder in 2017 following Leicester's triumphant Premier League winning season.

But since the 2019/20 season, Drinkwater has been out on loan at Burnley, Aston Villa Kasimpasa and now Reading.

Now, with just one season left on his Chelsea contract, the 31-year-old will be keen to rejuvenate his career, and his debut with Reading on Saturday showed many promising signs.

In a 2-1 victory over Fulham, Drinkwater came on after just 20 minutes and saw out 70 minutes of a competitive Championship fixture.

Let's see what the future holds.

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