“He wasn’t ready for that”- Drinkwater’s latest nightmare as it happened on Twitter » Chelsea News

We’ve really gone full circle with Danny Drinkwater, perhaps twice now.

At times we’ve really been furious, like when he injured himself in a nightclub brawl. Are those really the actions of someone who should be battling to recover their career?


Today though we just felt pity. The midfielder was thrown into the deepest deep end possible with a debut against Manchester City for Aston Villa on his latest loan.

It went… pretty badly. Let’s put it that way. They conceded 6, and Drinkwater was directly at fault for more than one.

Twitter was full of reaction, as you’d expect on a lazy Sunday with not much else on. Even Graeme Sounness was out there on Sky saying the midfielder “wasn’t ready for that type of game.”

It’s hard to argue with that.

Here’s a selection of the reaction the latest chapter in the Drinkwater tragedy:

Drinkwater assisting Mahrez. Like the good old #LCFC days. pic.twitter.com/GeP8yLBeKM

— The Bagsmen (@TheBagsmen) January 12, 2020

Danny Drinkwater Vs Man City (H) 1080i 12/01/2020 | The Forgotten Man pic.twitter.com/3yelFMHstk

— #Ö1🎒 (@cosyo_) January 12, 2020

Aston Villa: Do you fancy ensuring we are going down?

Danny Drinkwater: https://t.co/MyzsSkEoPn

— Nick (@nickbolts86) January 12, 2020

“He wasn’t ready for that kind of game today.”

Graeme Souness believes Dean Smith made a mistake by playing Danny Drinkwater against Manchester City. pic.twitter.com/tKhymgpxNh

— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 12, 2020

Danny Drinkwater’s first 30 minutes for Aston Villa:

• 3 x dribbled past
• 1 error leading to goal

Not an ideal start. 🤦‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/3agzEjn1KU

— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) January 12, 2020

De Bruyne’s absolutely done Drinkwater there, because… well obviously. And what a hit Aguero. 175 PL goals, joint top overseas scorer alongside Henry. Only Lampard, Cole, Rooney and Shearer ahead of him now.

— Sam Lee (@SamLee) January 12, 2020

Jonathan Woodgate thinks…