Danny Drinkwater could leave Chelsea during the summer

Danny Drinkwater of Chelsea. Photo by Jed Leicester for FA/REX/Shutterstock (9419878aq)

According to The Gurdian, Danny Drinkwater could be set to leave Chelsea during the summer.

Drinkwater arrived at Stamford Bridge from Leicester City during the summer in a deal worth £35 million but has struggled to establish himself at the club as he has gone on to make just 5 Premier League starts and 12 top-flight appearances altogether.

Drinkwater has since also lost his place within the England national team setup and his last appearance for Chelsea came during the clubs defeat to Manchester City more than five weeks ago.  N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas, and Tiemoue Bakayoko are clearly above the 28-year-old Drinkwater in the Chelsea pecking order and it is hard to see him establishing himself within the first-team after Ross Barkley arrived at the club during the January transfer window.

Drinkwater is now expected to leave Chelsea during the summer and his final decision will be revealed after the identity of the Chelsea manager for next season is confirmed.