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Danny Drinkwater back in Chelsea action after 2-year absence

Danny Drinkwater was in action for Chelsea U23s yesterday.

The struggling midfielder started against Liverpool but it was an afternoon to forget as his team lost 3-1.

Drinkwater, 30, has not played for Chelsea's first team since August 2018 and also struggled for game time on loan at Burnley and Aston Villa since.

Once a Premier League winner with Leicester, his career has taken a nose dive since he left the King Power in 2017.

He was linked with several moves away from Stamford Bridge this summer but none of them materialised, leaving him stranded in West London.

Chelsea were beaten by the Reds' three quickfire first half goals.

Strikes from Rhys Williams, Jake Cain and a Liam Miller penalty gave the home side a commanding lead at Liverpool's academy pitch.

A late spot kick from Bryan Fiabema gave the Blues a consolation but it was a case of too little too late.

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