Former Chelsea captain Gary Cahill who turns 33 in December is worried about not having playing time under his new manager after retiring from international duty to focus more with his club.
Cahill was the joint force of Antonio Conte’s 3:4:3 formation but has fallen far below Maurizio Sarri’s pecking order in the defensive line.
The former England defender has made his intention known to the club after failing to be tested by Sarri in the Europa cup competition on Thursday, while he thinks the manager has made his services and contribution latent.
The 32-year-old defender said in an interview about his decision to leave in January:
“I don’t want to jump the gun, but as things stand at this time, probably, yes (I’ll have to leave in January). Said Cahill.
The 2012 champions league winner still believes he has a chance to play under other club managers with a link from Europe waiting to establish their defense with him.
A case scenario occurred when Jose Mourinho picked Thibaut Courtois ahead of Peter Cech, so this could be a cliche to his understanding as he would want to leave come January.
“Obviously the most important thing is the club. But I have to look at my situation. I have to take charge of my own future”.
Knowing fully well that his contract would expire next season, Cahill only appeared once on the bench and that was on Thursday but he did not feature to show his qualities which makes him uncomfortable settling with the football club.
Albeit, his absence has not proven any reason why he should be included in the team because the Blues have won 6 consecutive matches since the start of the season.