It hasn’t been a good year for ex Chelsea reserve Jacob Mellis. In March he was kicked off the Chelsea team (where he has played for five years) for setting off a smoke grenade in the club’s training ground and now he has been arrested on suspicion of ABH for a violent argument with his girlfriend in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 21-year-old and his 19-year-old girlfriend were heard swearing, screaming and throwing furniture, leaving the hallway of his £400,000 home in Cobham, Surrey splattered with blood. A neighbour said:

It sounded like a full-on war. No one dared go out.

Apparently police were forced to kick down the block’s security in order to get to the couple and both were taken to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey to be treated for bruises and scratches. Forensics examined the scene while Mellis and his girlfriend were detained for mugshots, DNA samples and fingerprints.

The pair were released at 5pm on Sunday from Staines police station and both handed cautions for common assault. Mellis also received a caution for criminal damage.

The young footballer’s reputation could now be at risk, as he is currently on trial at Queens Park Rangers and looking to sign a deal with a new Premier League team.