Drinkwater Admits His Time At Chelsea Was Difficult. Read What He Has To Say

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Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has completed a loan exit from Chelsea and has moved on loan to Turf Moor.

The Englishman has now completed a loan move to the Clarets until January.

Drinkwater joined Chelsea in a £35m deal from Leicester City in 2017 under former boss Antonio Conte. However, he was frozen out by Maurizio Sarri the following season and played just once last term, which was the Community Shield game against Manchester City.

The 29-year-old wasn’t needed by new boss Frank Lampard and has now left on loan after a year of not playing football.

Explaining his decision to leave Chelsea on loan, Drinkwater revealed that his time at Stamford Bridge has been very complicated.

“There’s no better way of describing it and I am looking forward to cracking on,” he said.

“It feels good to be home and now I just want to concentrate on my football.

“From the people I’ve met so far, this feels like a nice family club with down to earth people and staff, and that helps.

“When you are happy, that’s when you take it onto the field and play your best football.

“It was a bit of a complicated time at Chelsea, but I see this as a positive move and I’m looking forward to getting going.”

He also posted on social media: “Delighted to have joined @burnleyofficial on loan… time to get my career back on track and get back that love for the game.”

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