Danny Drinkwater has offered a frank assessment of his Chelsea career, describing it a “a shambles”.
A member of Leicester’s Premier League winning side, he was signed by Antonio Conté on deadline day in the summer of 2017, for £35 million, but he struggled ever to make an impression at Stamford Bridge, making just 13 top flight appearances.
Loan spells with Burnley and Aston Villa proved equally unproductive, with off-the-field incidents not helping his reputation one bit.
Now though he has been given one more chance with Championship side Reading, and started his loan spell with a strong performance for them on Saturday, I their away win at leaders Fulham.
He is in the final year of his current contract at Chelsea, and, whilst he accepts that he will never have the career with them that he once hoped, he is hoping to rediscover his love of the game again and the chance to earn himself a permanent move next summer to a club where he can feel wanted.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.