Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater will be no stranger to jokes about this second name, but he will have expected a huge amount of laughs considering his charge for drink-driving this week. One person he may be surprised to see join in with the banter is his former Blues teammate Cesc Fabregas.
It must be said that the charge is a serious one and no laughing matter, but many people haven’t been able to resist making the same point. Twitter has been rife with people saying he should have drank more water, or paid attention to his name. But Fabregas’ reply to Sky Sports News’ tweet sent fans into meltdown. They couldn’t believe he said it, and neither can we to be honest.
Fabregas was a huge success during his four and a half year spell at Chelsea, which ended in January when he moved to Monaco. The French side were managed by his former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry at the time, and it would be fair to assume his presence was a huge factor in him deciding to move. At Stamford Bridge, he helped win two Premier League titles under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, but he saw opportunities decrease under Maurizio Sarri, who brought Jorginho in to control possession from deep in midfield.
Danny Drinkwhat?— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) April 9, 2019
But Drinkwater’s move to Chelsea in 2017 was ridiculed as the most pointless in recent history. Having enjoyed a brilliant partnership with N’Golo Kante, which inspired Leicester to the Premier League title, he made the switch to London for £35m.
But he has only played 12 league games and is behind the likes of Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the pecking order.
Cheshire Police released a statement that said: “A 29-year-old from Nether Alderley has been charged with drink driving following an incident in Cheshire.
“Danny Drinkwater was arrested shortly after 12.30am on Monday 8 April following a one-vehicle collision on Ashley Road in Mere.
“He has been released on unconditional bail and is set to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on Monday 13 May.”