Danny Drinkwater has not made a single competitive appearance for Chelsea under Maurizio Sarri and to make matters worse for him, he was charged with a drink driving case by the Cheshire police.

Naturally, in the press conference that followed the incident, Maurizio Sarri was pounded with questions regarding the ex-Leicester man to which he responded :

“He knows very well he has never played because in my opinion he is not suitable to my system, to my way of playing,” said Sarri.

“I told him everything in August. He appreciated it, but he decided to remain, and so he knew very well the situation.

“I spoke with him in August, when the market was still open. I said to him he should look for something different.

“In my opinion, he doesn’t play. And I said to him the reasons, my reasons. But, as I said before, he decided to stay at Chelsea.”