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    Drinkwater departs after five barren years

    Danny Drinkwater has finally left Chelsea and described his time with the club as “a business move gone wrong”.

    The midfielder played just 23 times for the Blues since his 2017 move, with his last competitive match in the 2018 Community Shield.

    And in a farewell posted on his Instagram account, Drinkwater, 32, described his turbulent time in West London.

    He wrote: “My time at Chelsea has come to an end… actually feels really strange writing this.

    “Me, the club and fans are hugely disappointed with the outcome there is no doubt about that.

    “Injuries, how I have been treated, mistakes I have made, issues of the pitch, lack of game time… the list of excuses could be endless but I would not and can not change what’s happened.

    “Footballs a fantastic sport but this for both parties was a business move gone wrong, it’s as black and white as that.

    “To the Chelsea fans I apologise for how this has turned out I would of loved for you to see me at my best in that shirt doing what I love. All the best.”


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