Danny Drinkwater was taken to a police station on Monday after the Range Rover vehicle he was driving hit a Skoda.
The Sun reports that the midfielder crashed his Range Rover into a Skoda car at approximately 12.30am, hours before Chelsea’s Premier League 2-0 victory over West Ham United at Stamford Bridge.
The report claimed that the player and solicitor, Beth Mantel had attended a charity event in an upmarket bar called Victors in Hale, Greater Manchester, approximately six miles away from his house.
The crash left debris scattered across the country road while a fence was also flattened.
Speaking on the incident, The Sun quoted a source as saying: “It was a really nasty crash. Danny had been seen having a great night at the bar but it ended horribly. Pieces of the car he hit went flying.”
“Danny’s been partying like mad recently but hopefully this will be a wake-up call telling him to slow down.”
Confirming the incident to reporters, Cheshire Police said: “A 29-year-old man from Nether Alderley was arrested on suspicion of drink driving. He is currently in custody assisting officers with their inquiries.”
Drinkwater joined Chelsea in a £35million deal last summer from Leicester City.
The 29-year-old has fallen out of favour at Chelsea since manager, Maurizio Sarri, took over from fellow Italian, Antonio Conte.
The England international has barely featured for Sarri’s side so far this campaign.
Sarri had already disclosed that he is willing to let Drinkwater go out on loan if a club comes for him.