Danny Drinkwater Starts Huge Brawl After Lashing Out At 16-Year-Old During U23 Game
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Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater was sent off after kicking out at Tottenham Hotspur U23s' Alfie Devine on Monday night - starting a mass brawl.
The 30-year-old was originally brought down by Devine with a horrific challenge that left him on the floor.
Devine attempted to run away with the ball to continue the game, which was locked at 2-2, but Drinkwater had other ideas.
He kicked out at the 16-year-old and it sparked unsavoury scenes between both sets of players.
Danny Drinkwater absolutely scything down a child. Cech then reluctantly hobbling over like a man who believes he is just far too old for this kind of exertion on a Monday night. Very enjoyable pic.twitter.com/LAMWhU4Ctj
- Football Ramble (@FootballRamble) December 14, 2020
Both players were sent off for the incident.
Drinkwater hasn't played for Chelsea's first team since August 2018 and has had unsuccessful loan spells at Burnley as well as Aston Villa.
He won the Premier League with Leicester City in 2016, before sealing a £35 million move to Stamford Bridge the following year.
Fans have reacted and they're hoping he can return to the form that once made him a top player.
Drinkwater went from playing a key part in a historic Leicester Premier League title win, to fighting u23 youth squads, what a decline man pic.twitter.com/aFz66FUFz6
- Max. :clubs: (@AFCMax9) December 14, 2020
Danny Drinkwater has just been sent off for Chelsea's U23 team after kicking out at a 16-year-old
A reminder that Chelsea spent £35m on him... #ChelseaFC #TottenhamHotspur #CHETOT #dannydrinkwater pic.twitter.com/Ad6mnAqxW0
- MarcStixDawson :flag_gb: #AVFC (@stix2895) December 14, 2020
If anyone was wondering what 30-year-old Danny Drinkwater is up to nowadays
He's ust been sent off for Chelsea's under 23s after crunching a 16-year old...
- Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) December 14, 2020
Drinkwater isn't in Frank Lampard's first-team plans and his contract is up next summer.
He told The Telegraph back in September per talkSPORT: "I've got loads more to give. I'm open to going abroad, even though it will be difficult with my son.
"But I would hope to still see him and, hopefully, he would understand that for a year I needed to get my career sorted out again.
"I need an anchor and I need to sort out one side of my life, so if I can sort my football out, even if it is abroad, then that will help in the long term. I need something to grasp."
Elsewhere, club legend Petr Cech lined up in net for the Blues as they ran out 3-2 winners.
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