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Drinkwater re-joins Chelsea

Danny Drinkwater has returned to Chelsea after his loan spell at Burnley came to an end.

The former England midfielder moved to the Lancashire club in August hoping to resurrect his career, after making just five Premier League starts at Stamford bridge since his £35 million move from Leicester City in 2017.

However, an incident outside a Manchester nightclub in September resulted in an ankle injury, which forced him to miss three months of the season, and, in the end, he played just 59 minutes or Premier League football for the Clarets, with one appearance in the Carabao Cup thrown in as well.

Now he faces an equally uncertain future back at his parent club, where it is hard to see him featuring in Frank Lampard’s future plans. One option for him could be a move to Aston Villa, with the Midlands club looking to sign a replacement for the injured John McGinn, who has been ruled out for three months with an ankle problem.

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