The return of N’Golo Kante last Sunday showed his importance to the team with his stellar performance. But while he was impressive with his game, a lot of critics are saying that Lampard may be putting Kante at risk. The Chelsea boss must manage Kante’s playing time lest risk him burning out.
Gary Cahill has admitted that his final season as a Chelsea player was “horrible”. The veteran defender was deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge last season despite being club captain.
Former Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has joined Crystal Palace on a two-year deal. The 33-year-old became a free agent after his contract with Chelsea came to an end at the end of last season. Cahill was clearly surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge and left the club after having barely played under Maurizio Sarri last season.
Chelsea recently released a statement indicating the five players who were released upon the expiration of their contracts. Goalkeeper Eduardo and youngster Kyle Scott were not well known to the Premier League audience and their departures will be largely overshadowed by the three experienced campaigners who were released by the team.
The following are three notable players released by the Blues.
1. Gary Cahill
After making just two Premier League appearances last season, it was evident that Cahill had no future at Stamford Bridge. A parting of ways was the best thing for both club and player. Cahill served the West Londoners with distinction during his several years at the club, helping it to win two Premier League titles, two FA Cups, one League Cup, one Champions League and two Europa Leagues.
He was the successor to John Terry as club captain which indicates that he has been an important leader within the team. At 33, Cahill can still play at the highest level and he has been linked with moves to boyhood club Aston Villa as well as Arsenal.
2. Rob Green
Green joined the Blues last summer as cover for Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero in goal. He did not play a single competitive game for the club. He however has been a household game in the Premier League for the better part of the past 20-years and was regarded as one of the best English keepers during his time with West Ham.
Green was a former first-choice keeper for England at the 2010 World Cup.
3. Gonzalo Higuain
Higuain is definitely the most surprising name on the list. The Argentine arrived at Stamford Bridge in January and was expected to add firepower to the club up front after Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata failed to find the back of the net on a regular basis. Higuain was rather underwhelming during his six months in West London as he went on to score just five goals from 14 Premier League games.
Gary Cahill ended his time with Chelsea at the end of the past season following several good years of service. During the period, he helped the club to win two Premier League titles, two FA Cups, one League Cup, two Europa Leagues and one Champions League.
Gary Cahill’s current contract with Chelsea is due to come to an end this summer. The veteran has only featured sparingly in cup competitions so far this season and is likely to leave the Blues during the summer.
Chelsea could be set to be faced with an interesting summer transfer window. The reason for this is that FIFA have slapped the club with a two-window transfer ban after finding contraventions in the way in which the club signed youth players.
Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma, who is currently on loan with Everton, has revealed that his biggest career regret is missing out on a place in the French team which played in Euro 2016.
Gary Cahill is set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season. The veteran’s current contract at Stamford Bridge is due to come to an end next summer. He has so far only made one Premier League appearance this season and so it is quite evident that he is surplus to requirements at the club.
Chelsea are so far playing a decent brand of football this season. It would be a step in the right direction if the Blues secure a top-four finish this season and have sustained runs in the cup tournaments and possibly win one or two of these.
Gary Cahill has been named new club captain by Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri. His appointment comes despite the England international intimating that he may require a move away from Stamford Bridge, in order to secure regular first-team football.
Chelsea veteran Gary Cahill has performed a U-turn and decided to stay at the club until the end of the season, according to reports.
Veteran Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has indicated that he is unhappy at being left on the bench for the Blues this season.
Two of the biggest headlines in football on Tuesday concerned two members of Gareth Southgate’s England squad over the summer in Russia. After returning to club duty three weeks ago, both Gary Cahill and Jamie Vardy have stepped down from their roles within the national team.
Chelsea captain Gary Cahill believes that England’s 1-0 defeat against Belgium during the final Group G game on Thursday will remind them of the challenges that lie ahead in the World Cup.
Tottenham star Harry Kane is to captain England during the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but he won’t be the only leader the Three Lions have on the pitch.
Some football fans were surprised when Gareth Southgate announced Gary Cahill in his England squad, especially with an in-form James Tarkowski missing out. However, the Chelsea defender started the friendly against Nigeria last Saturday, earning the man of the match award with the opening goal and a solid defensive display in the 2-1 win.
Chelsea skipper Gary Cahill has revealed that he is “desperate to make the nation proud” as England prepare to travel to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has admitted that his side viewed the FA Cup final as their chance to “save” their torrid season. The Blues ended their frustrating campaign on a high by claiming a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday.
Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has accused his side of losing focus after they fell to a 3-0 defeat against Newcastle United on the final day of the Premier League season.
Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has admitted that it would be “very surprising” if his team manages to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has conceded defeat in the race to finish in the Premier League top four, admitting that the FA Cup is the Blues’ last chance of ‘rescuing’ their season.
Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has leapt to the defence of under-fire manager Antonio Conte following the Blues’ humiliating 4-1 defeat to Watford.
Chelsea secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over Southampton on Saturday as they kept pace in the race for Champions League football next season. Manchester City kept their incredible run going with a 4-1 thumping of Tottenham, which strengthened the Blues’ grip on third place – but Antonio Conte’s men remain 14 points behind the high-flying Citizens.
Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from defeat to rivals West Ham as they welcome an inconsistent Southampton side to Stamford Bridge. The Blues are 14 points behind Manchester City at the top of the league in what looks to be a mountain to climb to retain their Premier League title but their midweek win over Huddersfield will give Antonio Conte cause for optimism.