By Jack Bezants for MailOnline
Published: 11:10 BST, 10 September 2020 | Updated: 11:38 BST, 10 September 2020
Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has revealed he is seeing a sports psychologist in a bid to jump-start his career and has opened up on the extraordinary off-field incidents that have plagued his career over the last two years.
Now 30, Drinkwater has been marginalised at Chelsea and is looking to leave the club either on loan or on permanent terms in the present transfer window.
But Premier League clubs may feel tentative about approaching the man who has three England caps after recent run-ins involving drink-driving, headbutting Jota on loan at Aston Villa and the victim of a nightclub attack.
Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater has opened up on a challenging couple of years
Last season, Drinkwater spent time on loan at Burnley (pictured) and Aston Villa
Drinkwater was attacked in a nightclub shortly after he joined Burnley on loan from Chelsea
'I know my Chelsea move hasn't worked out how anybody would have wanted and I've made mistakes, but it's not as simple as me just not playing football or picking up a wage,' Drinkwater told The Telegraph. 'Money doesn't solve anything. The pay cheque doesn't really help at all, you don't even think about money.'
Drinkwater went on loan to Villa in the second half of last season and admitted his fitness was lacking due to so much time without first team football. But his frustration turned to anger and in