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Aston Villa: Danny Drinkwater has one more game, predicts Gregg Evans

Aston Villa: Danny Drinkwater has one more game, predicts Gregg Evans

Gregg Evans of The Athletic believes Aston Villa midfielder Danny Drinkwater could have just one more game to convince manager Dean Smith. 

The 29-year-old joined the Midlands club on loan from Chelsea last month, but he has struggled to make much of an impression. And following a lacklustre showing in the 3-2 defeat to Tottenham, Evans has suggested that he could be running out of time to prove himself at Villa Park.

Speaking on the 1874 podcast (20/02/2020), Evans said: “Clearly, Dean Smith wants to give Drinkwater a go, doesn’t he? He’s obviously seen something in him, either in training or in his previous performances for other teams, that he wants to get out of him. I think maybe he’s got one more game.

“He’s got probably one more game to show what he’s about. If he doesn’t, then maybe there might be a change there.”

Smith could very well be seeing something positive in training but, in games, he is not getting much from the 2015/16 Premier League title winner. As already mentioned, he was far from his best against Tottenham.

During that 3-2 defeat, Drinkwater won just one of the four tackles he attempted and was dribbled past three times as he went on to earn a 6.2 match rating on WhoScored. There is still time to turn things around but, as things stand, this experiment has failed so far.

Has Danny Drinkwater been a flop?

Yes

Yes

No

No

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