‘Shambles’ – Drinkwater opens up on career post-Leicester title win

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‘Shambles’ – Drinkwater opens up on career post-Leicester title win

Former Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has called his career a “shambles” since his £35million transfer to Chelsea in 2017.

He was part of the iconic Foxes team that won the Premier League title in 2015/16, but has struggled to replicate that success since moving on.

The 31-year-old is currently on loan at Championship side Reading and has previously had loan spells with Burnley, Aston Villa and Turkish side Kasimpasa.



And Drinkwater is excited to get his career back on track at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.

“Can I paint a picture? No. It’s been a shambles,” .

“It’s football, it’s never straightforward, it’s never simple. I’m just excited for the new challenges.

“I need to [kick-start my career]. I’m more excited about this than I have been for a few years now, especially how my career’s panned out.

“Games, getting the enjoyment of football back, then going from there. A few have slid away, I’ve made mistakes, I’ve not played.

“I’m in the last year of my contract, so there’s more than just football riding on it. I’ve got other things.”

He added: “I’m desperate for games, I know my position and I know it’s not what I’ve expected for ten years.

“So I’ve got to make changes and I’m making the right steps.

“I’ve just got to keep in contact with the manager, trust each other and trust the team. Hopefully they trust me and we can build on that.”

Drinkwater is still on ‘s books, however, his contract at Stamford Bridge expires next summer.

It is extremely likely he will leave the club permanently next summer and should not be short of suitors if he enjoys a good spell with Reading.

He made 218 appearances for the Foxes before joining the Blues, for whom he has only played 23 times.

His form with Leicester didn’t just earn him a £35m transfer to Chelsea, but he also made his debut in 2016.

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‘Very special’ – pundit likens Chelsea boss Tuchel to Mourinho

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‘Very special’ – pundit likens Chelsea boss Tuchel to Mourinho

Andy Townsend has compared “very special” Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel to Blues legend Jose Mourinho.

Tuchel joined the Stamford Bridge club in January, winning the Champions League and guiding them from ninth in the Premier League to fourth last term.

They have started the 2021/22 season in fine form, most recently .



struggled in the opening 45 minutes, but Tuchel introduced N’Golo Kante at half-time with the game goalless, flipping the game on its head.

And Townsend – a former Blue – has likened Tuchel’s impact to that of ex-Chelsea boss Mourinho.

“There’s a lot to admire about the way that Thomas Tuchel works,” .

“I was just thinking as I came to the studio, when Jose first arrived at Chelsea, he kind of shook the world.

“He grabbed them by the scruff of the neck and hauled them up, got them rubbing shoulders with the best and taking Fergie on when he’s in his pomp.

“Come January, if he’s got Chelsea where they are today – top of the pile – with a Champions League under his belt, he also is doing something very very special.

“I know he’s inherited some tremendous players, but a of them – Rudiger – he was on his way out and the boxes were officially coming out of the loft.

“With Azpi [Cesar Azpilicueta], it looked like had wrestled that shirt off him.

“Marcos Alonso is so transformed at the moment he’s one of their best attacking players!”

Chelsea have already beaten Arsenal and Spurs away from home, and picked up a draw at Anfield against Liverpool – despite playing the second 45 with ten men.

Next up in the Premier League for the west Londoners is at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Saturday’s encounter is the biggest match of the domestic season so far for either club and could have a big effect on what promises to be an extremely tight title race.

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