Aston Villa midfielder Danny Drinkwater sent home after being involved in a training incident with Jota at the club’s training ground on Tuesday.
The troubled footballer could be sent back to Chelsea for an altercation during a session which included players who were not involved in Dean Smith’s side’s 4-0 defeat away at Leicester on Monday.
A decision is set to be made over the coming days about Drinkwater’s future at Villa, his current loan deal from Chelsea is due to expire at the end of this season.
He is set to be fined two weeks’ wages for head-butting Jota according to reports and he can’t play for another three weeks.
The player is not allowed to face parent club Chelsea at Villa Park on Saturday.
Their game against Newcastle which was scheduled for Saturday the 21st has been postponed with the Geordies in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
The following week is an international break for friendlies and Euro 2020 play-offs, should they go ahead, meaning Drinkwater will not be available to play again until Villa face Wolves on the 4th of April.
He was also involved in an attack outside a Manchester nightclub during his spell at Burnley last year, an incident which saw him out for a few weeks.
Danny Drinkwater & Scunthorpe United’s Kgosi Ntlhe having a fight in a rave…. Drinkwater gave him a dirty headbutt pic.twitter.com/6oYl8cfk9S
— threesixtytv (@threesixtytv) September 20, 2019
Drinkwater has made four appearances for Premier League strugglers Villa since arriving at the club on January 7.
The ex-Leicester player will not feature in Villa’s Premier League clash against his parent club Chelsea this Saturday.
Fans gave their reaction after finding out that Aston Villa midfielder Danny Drinkwater was sent home…
Bust-up between Drinkwater and Jota.
There’s no chance that escalated at any pace ?
— ??.ten (@LH__ten) March 10, 2020
Just release this clown @ChelseaFC already
— ? (@CFCLamps_) March 11, 2020
Were they arguing about who was the most useless?
— Oh, It Must Be And It Is! (@oimbaii) March 10, 2020
At least someone is showing some fight at Villa.
— Daz Cash ????????? (@DazCash) March 11, 2020
i'll pay for his taxi
— Jacob (@Jac0bAVFC) March 10, 2020
shows how good Kante was to make Drinkwater look remotely decent/average. Truly awful player
— Steve Coltman (@steve_coltman) March 10, 2020
The royal Sean Dyche is never wrong.
If he won’t play you at Burnley.
Something is wrong, wrong mentality and clearly no drive.
Moving to Chelsea has ruined him
— Jarrod Patrick Duffy (@Newdayduffy) March 11, 2020
Jota appreciation post:
— Gib ?? (@avfcgib_) March 11, 2020
Here’s the Danny Drinkwater and Jota fight if you missed it pic.twitter.com/eCxnOSnhzg
— Lee Lloyd (@leelloyd_AV) March 10, 2020
The lack of media scrutiny Drinkwater gets is mad. Drink driving, fighting in nightclubs, headbutting teammates, barely fit these days.
White English privilege here is fairly obvious to see here??♂️ https://t.co/bIUBOEwCPU
— remontada 2k21 (@SimeonV2) March 11, 2020
His entire career is clearly in doubt.
— GutsAcheGary (@GutsAcheGary) March 11, 2020
I think Drinkwater might have some mental health issues. Got done for drink driving, fighting in Manchester on his Burnley loan, now head butting teammates at training. He seems to be in a bad place and never recovered from the failed Chelsea move. Head seems completely gone
— Jack Jones (@jackjones920) March 11, 2020
A lot of incidents have been popping up with Drinkwater, he also has issues getting in to a good physical condition. I think there's some indications of someone struggling with mental health issues, I hope I'm wrong, but if he is then I really hope he can get the support needed
— G (@garryhood1872) March 11, 2020
If this was sterling it will be on every front page ????♂️
— ?? (@PoeSoprano) March 11, 2020
Whichever agent pocketed an absolute fortune advising Drinkwater to leave his nailed on starting spot at Leicester, should be the first one sorting him out.
They've got rich helping him ruin his career.
Leicester fans predicted this fall from grace 2 and a half years ago
— Steve Claridges shin (@LCFC1884VERDICT) March 11, 2020
Shame as a Leicester fan watching him week in week out play outstanding every week. Shows loyalty goes a long way.
— RYAN0788 (@LCFCRyan18) March 11, 2020
What a waster this lad is
— Jason309 (@Jason_Kavanagh) March 11, 2020