Gary Cahill has divided opinion among Chelsea fans this season, and this was evident on Twitter when the defender was struck down with an injury during this afternoon’s Premier League clash against Leicester City.
The centre-back was forced off the pitch at Stamford Bridge shortly after the half-hour mark with a suspected hamstring injury.
The England international started the match in the centre of a back three, alongside Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Andreas Christensen, who recently signed a new long-term deal with the Blues, came on to replace the injured star.
Chelsea’s defence had plenty of work to do against Leicester, who surged forward numerous times trying to cause an upset.
Jamie Vardy, in particular, caused problems for Antonio Conte’s side, but some fans were happy to see Cahill removed from the back three.
Others, though, criticised their fellow supporters for being pleased that the club’s captain had gone down with an injury.
My opinion is that Cahill isn't the best defender in the world and I'm not sure he always warrants starting, that being said fans on twitter celebrating his injury is pretty disgusting, never nice to see a player get injured like that.#CFC #CHELEI
— Chelsea Extra 🏆 (@CFCExtra) January 13, 2018
Cahill has been exceptional today. Shame about the injury. Blocked everything from everywhere. Will need to be a mature performance from Christensen to keep out Vardy. #CFC
— Kristian Sturt (@Kristian_Sturt) January 13, 2018
— Red Rose 💎 (@Roseangel009) January 13, 2018
Thank you God. Get well soon Cahill but I'm happy you're off. #CFC
— Abdullah (@a2_cfc) January 13, 2018
Off goes Cahill – on comes Christensen. Probably for the best with Vardy's pace tbh #CFC
— Paul (@PauloPanic) January 13, 2018
— CJ (@CJZola) January 13, 2018
— Tosin Akeju (@tosinakeju) January 13, 2018
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