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Burnley boss Dyche will give Drinkwater shot at redemption

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Danny Drinkwater is going to get another chance to live up to expectations at Burnley.

The 29-year-old Chelsea loanee suffered an ankle injury in controversial circumstances, reportedly thrown out of a bar and jumped by a group of upset patrons. The incident comes less than six months after a drunk driving arrest.

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Manager Sean Dyche says the incident should be “just a blip” for Drinkwater at Turf Moor, and that the players will an opportunity to do the right thing and make an impact on the field once healthy.

From The Lancashire Telegraph:

“He’s certainly old enough and wise enough to know you do whatever you can to not get in scrapes but sometimes it happens. We’ve been big over our time here – you can’t just talk about development when it’s good news, you also have to work with players if things are not quite as good.

“It’s been more that sort of situation, have a chat with him and say, what happened first of all, what was the situation that led to it. OK, let’s move away from that, now where to do we go from here. So I think that’s where we’re at.”

Drinkwater is expected to miss a few weeks with his ankle injury, with Burnley set to face Brighton, Norwich City, Aston Villa, and Everton.

Drinkwater set to meet with Dyche after reported nightclub injury

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There’s a wild story making the rounds regarding the ankle injury that will cost Danny Drinkwater time on the pitch for Burnley.

Multiple reports say that the ankle injury came when he was attacked at a pub after repeatedly hitting on the girlfriend of a League Two player (Marca).

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche won’t cancel Drinkwater’s loan move, according to Sky Sports, but is set to meet with the Chelsea loanee this week

Lancs Live claims that neither Burnley nor Chelsea have issued a comment on salacious reports that Drinkwater was thrown out of a Manchester night club and beaten up by a “gang of men,” suffering multiple injuries.

He’s expected to miss 2-3 weeks, and is yet to play a Premier League match during the loan deal. He played 90 minutes against Sunderland in a League Cup loss.

The 29-year-old has struggled on and off the field since transferring from Leicester City, and arrested for drunk driving after crashing his car last season.

Reports: Drinkwater arrested for drunk driving after crash

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According to reports in England, Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been arrested for suspicion of drunk driving after crashing his Range Rover into another vehicle.

The reports say Drinkwater was leaving a party in Manchester and driving home when he crashed around 12:30am local time on Monday morning.

Drinkwater was not in the Chelsea squad for the 2-0 win over West Ham on Monday, but that was not unusual as Drinkwater has been left out of every Premier League matchday squad but one for Chelsea this season, when he was an unused substitute back in mid-September.

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“Shortly after 12.30am we were called to a collision in Ashley Road in Mere,” said a spokesman for the Cheshire Police. “We arrived at the scene and found a black Land Rover estate car had collided with a wall. There was one man and two women, thankfully they just received minor injuries. A 29-year-old man from Nether Alderley was arrested on suspicion of drink driving. He is currently in custody assisting police with inquiries.”

According to reports, there were no major injuries in the crash, that involved one other car. Drinkwater was with one female in his vehicle, while a female in the other car was also unhurt other than minor injuries. English tabloid The Sun reports that the crash was “really nasty.”

Drinkwater has been told by Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri that he is free to leave the club at the end of the season. He joined in the summer of 2017 from Leicester City where he won the Premier League championship.

Report: Ranieri wants to bring Drinkwater to AS Roma

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Aaron Ramsey and Danny Drinkwater have squared off plenty of times, but will their next meeting come in Italy?

Reports say that AS Roma caretaker boss Claudio Ranieri is advising his club to chase former Leicester City center mid Danny Drinkwater, now at Chelsea.

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Ramsey, of course, signed a big money deal with Juventus and will join the Turin side when his contract with Arsenal ends after the season.

The 29-year-old Drinkwater has played just 30 minutes under Maurizio Sarri, and that came back in August’s Community Shield loss to Manchester City.

Drinkwater cost Chelsea around $44 million from Leicester City in 2017, but has yet to replicate — or have the chance to replicate — the magic he displayed during the Foxes’ title run.

He has one goal in 23 appearances for the Blues, who are under an incoming transfer ban the next two windows.

Chelsea 5-0 Stoke City: Blues sail past Potters

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  • Chelsea 3-0 after 23 minutes
  • Willian wins, scores PK in 73rd
  • Potters concede PL-worst 45 goals

Chelsea had very little challenge from Stoke City in a 5-0 blowout at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Antonio Rudiger, Danny Drinkwater, Pedro, Willian, and Davide Zappacosta scored for Chelsea, who advanced into second with 45 points before Manchester United plays Southampton.

Stoke sits 13th with 20 points.

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Chelsea had a corner kick inside of a minute, as the Blues looked to establish its expected upper hand.

(Narrator voice) They did.

Rudiger nodded a third minute free kick inside the far post from Willian’s sweeping offering.

Drinkwater made it 2-0 with an outside of the boot screamer in the ninth minute, leaving Jack Butland hopeless.

Butland made a stop on Alvaro Morata four minutes later, under siege but unrelenting between the sticks.

Pedro then forced a save out of Butland at 21 minutes, and beat the keeper from the chalk of the 18 two minutes later to make it 3-0.

Thibaut Courtois stopped a Saido Berahino shot early in the second half as the English attacker aimed to end his goal drought.

Butland had another stop on Morata at the hour mark, the third or fourth time he thwarted a decent chance for the Spaniard.

Willian won a penalty off Geoff Cameron in the 73rd minute, and the Brazilian converted his opportunity.

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