Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with drink-driving after a car crash.

The 29-year-old, who has three England caps, was arrested shortly after 12.30am on Monday, Cheshire Police said.

Drinkwater, of Bollington Lane, Nether Alderley, Cheshire, was released on unconditional bail ahead of a hearing at Stockport Magistrates' Court on Monday, 13 May.

A police spokesman said the player was arrested "following a one-vehicle incident" in Ashley Road, Mere.

The Sun reported on Tuesday that Drinkwater crashed his Range Rover after a chav-themed charity party.

A source told the paper: "It was a really nasty crash."

There was also reportedly a female passenger in the car at the time.

Drinkwater signed for Chelsea from Premier League title winners Leicester City in 2016 for £35m but has, so far, failed to make his mark for the London giants.

He has not featured under Italian manager Maurizio Sarri or played a competitive game for 13 months.