Danny Drinkwater: Burnley sign Chelsea midfielder on loan until January

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater
Danny Drinkwater (left) played 35 league games during Leicester's title-winning season in 2015-16

Burnley have completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater on loan until 6 January.

Drinkwater, a Premier League winner with Leicester City in 2015-16, joined Chelsea for £35m in 2017.

However, the 29-year-old has made just five league starts for the Blues and did not feature in the top flight last season.

Drinkwater said it was "time to get my career back on track" following the move.

He added: "Unfortunately it's not happened for me at Chelsea, but you have to go with the flow.

"I think now the target is to get to a level where the manager is happy with my fitness and keep moving forward and working hard.

"It was a bit of a complicated time at Chelsea, but I see this as a positive move and I'm looking forward to getting going."

Drinkwater has three England caps but has not appeared for his country since May 2016.

Burnley's other signings this summer include defender Erik Pieters from Stoke, along with striker Jay Rodriguez from West Brom and goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell from Leeds United.

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