Aston Villa are considering sending Danny Drinkwater back to London club after the player was involved in a heated altercation with Jota in training, reports say. England international is on loan from Blues and has played four games for the Premier League relegation-battlers since joining in winter.

Danny’s immediate future at Aston Villa is in serious jeopardy after he allegedly headbutted teammate Jota during a furious training ground bust-up on Tuesday. Negotiations have already been held about his future and Villa chiefs are seriously considering cutting short his loan spell.

Drinkwater has endured a stop-start career since swapping Leicester City for Chelsea in 2017. The 30-year-old player has hardly played at Stamford Bridge and has played only 23 games for Chelsea in almost three years at the club.

He has already had one loan spell prematurely end this campaign when Burnley decided to offload him in winter.

The English midfielder was involved in another flashpoint while at Clarets when a fight in Manchester on a night out left him with cuts and bruises on his face.

Aston Villa handed Danny a life-line, but Danny now faces disciplinary action which is likely to include a heavy fine for his alleged behaviour.

Having only played thirteen times in the Premier League since 2018 before arriving at Villa, this loan move was supposed to help boost Drinkwater’s confidence. It’s fair to say that this hasn’t gone to plan. This recent altercation has not aided the situation, and the midfielder could very well be sent packing back to London club.