Danny Drinkwater produces Instagram showreel to try and kickstart his career

Sam Preston November 10, 2020
Danny Drinkwater produces Instagram showreel to try and kickstart his career
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Danny Drinkwater hasn’t played a single minute of senior football for Chelsea this season.

Two Under-23 appearances have been the extent of his involvement and he has not been named in Frank Lampard’s Premier League squad.

Now, according to the BBC, he has produced an Instagram video to try and give his career a kickstart.

In association with Whitefoot Productions, the three minute video shows Drinkwater at his best.

At this moment in time, he doesn’t have a Blues shirt number. That’s quite the fall from grace from being a Premier League winner in 2016 with Leicester.

It’s a tricky time for footballers who find themselves out of favour; in the current financial climate, teams are less likely to take a punt.

Drinkwater is likely hoping that the reminder of what he can do generates some interest ahead of the January transfer window.

He needs to get away from Chelsea now, but failed to impress on loan at either Burnley or Aston Villa last season.

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Drinkwater has three England caps to his name, the most recent of which came in 2016.

During an interview with the Telegraph in September, Drinkwater admitted he’d made mistakes at Chelsea and indicated factors off the pitch had played a part.

At 30, he can still do a job in the Premier League if he is able to get himself fit enough – which is tough without regular games.

But he may be forced to explore other options if it gets him on the pitch regular, reminding people what he can do in 2021, not just in previous video clips.

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Sam Preston a senior football writer for the Boot Room and United in Focus. He is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist with five years of professional experience writing digital content. He studied with the Press Association and also has a 2:1 Law with French Law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Burnley, Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.