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Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater charged with drink-driving

Danny Drinkwater during the FA Community Shield between Manchester City and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2018 in London, England.
Image: Danny Drinkwater will appear in Stockport Magistrates' Court on May 13

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with drink-driving following an incident early on Monday morning in Cheshire.

Drinkwater, who has three caps for England, was charged before being released on bail and will appear in Stockport Magistrates' Court on May 13.

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."

Danny Drinkwater in action for Leicester City against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns
Image: Drinkwater won the Premier League title with Leicester

Drinkwater, who joined Chelsea for £35m from Leicester in 2017, has struggled to secure a first-team place at Stamford Bridge under Maurizio Sarri, and has not played for the Blues since the Community Shield in August.

The midfielder, who started his career with Manchester United, joined Leicester City in January 2012 and was a regular in the side under Claudio Ranieri as the Foxes won the Premier League in 2015-16.

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