“Money doesn’t solve anything”, frustrated Chelsea player reveals

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Since joining Chelsea from Leicester City in 2017, Danny Drinkwater has struggled to make an impression, playing just 12 times in the Premier League for the Blues.

Under Maurizio Sarri, the 30 year old midfielder failed to make a single appearance for the Blues.

Last season he left the Blues for Burnley in the first half of the season and then Aston Villa in the second half of the season. He barely played during his loan spell away from the club, playing just once in the league while on loan at Burnley and 4 times in the league while on loan at Aston Villa.

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His frustration turned to anger and in training, he headbutted team-mate Jota while on loan at Aston Villa.

“I know my Chelsea move hasn’t worked out how anybody would have wanted and I’ve made mistakes, but it’s not as simple as me just not playing football or picking up a wage,” Drinkwater told The Telegraph.

“Money doesn’t solve anything. The pay cheque doesn’t really help at all, you don’t even think about money.”

Speaking about the incident with Jota, he added: “I apologised straight away and I had to go home.

“I texted him straight after to apologise and take full responsibility. I Google translated it into Spanish as well to make sure he’d understand.”

In April 2019, Drinkwater was charged with drink driving after crashing his car. In the 2019-19 campaign, he didn’t play once under Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.

He added: “I won’t use Chelsea as an excuse for the drink driving. Obviously, my mental state wasn’t the best, but it was ridiculous and it should never have happened.”

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