Danny Drinkwater was reportedly sent home after being involved in a heated altercation with teammate Jota in training on Tuesday– andthe Daily Mail suggest Aston Villa could end the midfielder’s loan spell early.
Drinkwater, who is on loan from Chelsea joined Aston Villa in January, having spent the first half of the season on loan at Burnley.
Just like at Burnley, Drinkwater has been struggling to find minutes on the pitch at Villa. He has only made four Premier League appearances since his arrival at the club, just once in the past six weeks.
But the midfielder’s future is in serious jeopardy with the Daily Mail claiming Villa chiefs have had talks about the training ground incident and are seriously considering cutting short his loan spell.
Although the final decision whether he returns to Chelsea is yet to be made, Drinkwater is likely to face disciplinary action from Villa in form of a heavy fine.
Drinkwater’s contract with Chelsea will expire this summer and has been widely deemed as a poor signing by Chelsea fans.
He arrived at Chelsea back in 2017 and has only made 23 appearances in three years.
Drinkwater had featured sporadically under Antonio Conte but failed to impress Maurizio Sarri and has been out of the picture since.
Some Chelsea fans on Twitter have had their say on the incident involving the Chelsea midfielder:
Danny Drinkwater headbutting a teammate has to be grounds for termination of his contract due to gross misconduct. If @ChelseaFC do this, can they fine him for his transfer/agent/signing bonus fees like they did with Mutu?
— ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@ChelseaJunglist) March 11, 2020
Oh, Danny! Why can't you just behave yourself? 🙄
— Anna Laura Welsh (@AnnaLauraWelsh) March 11, 2020
Danny Drinkwater ruined his loan spell at Burnley by suffering ankle ligament damage in a nightclub fight in September. And now headbutted Aston Villa team-mate Jota in training ground bust-up… Such a poor player with a bratty attitude. Chelsea should just show him the way out.
— Series Abíọ́dún ♠ (@Engr_Series) March 11, 2020
We can blame the Chelsea board for signing Drinkwater but he has to take blame for the way he has behaved since being a Chelsea player. An absolute disgrace. https://t.co/e787sspS58
— Harry (@HarryCFC180) March 11, 2020
— Blue Hatchet Man (@shaunkrish) March 11, 2020