Danny Drinkwater moves on loan to Aston Villa

News of the midfielder remaining in the Premier League on loan and a young player returning to Chelsea following his latest loan…

Danny Drinkwater will spend the rest of the season on loan in the Premier League at Aston Villa having returned to Chelsea following his loan spell at Burnley.

The 29-year-old completed his switch of loan clubs today (Tuesday). Villa of course have former Chelsea captain John Terry as assistant to Dean Smith and is where Tammy Abraham spent last season on loan.

Drinkwater made two appearances for Burnley following his temporary switch in August, with his time at Turf Moor disrupted by injuries.

He featured in a Carabao Cup defeat to Sunderland a few weeks after his move, as well as a Premier League encounter with Manchester City at the start of last month.

One young midfielder has returned to the Blues following a loan in League One. Injury restricted Jacob Maddox’s impact at Tranmere Rovers to just two appearances in the EFL Trophy. The 21-year-old had previously enjoyed a successful season on loan in League Two with Cheltenham Town in 2018/19.

Michael Hector has formally completed his permanent move to Fulham which was first announced back in September. He has been training with our neighbours since then and made his debut for them in the FA Cup at the weekend when they beat Aston Villa.

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