Chelsea fans hail performance of Cahill in FA Cup victory over Manchester United

On numerous occasions, Chelsea fans have taken aim at Gary Cahill, with many calling for the club to strip him of the captaincy.

The 58-capped England international, who will be part of Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer, has been a regular feature in the Blues’ back line.

This season, Cahill has played in 41 matches in all competitions, and his final one of the campaign was a special outing.

The 32-year-old helped Chelsea win the FA Cup final by keeping Manchester United at bay.

Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty was the only thing that separated the two clubs at Wembley.

Antonio Rudiger put in a man-of-the-match display for the West London outfit, while Cahill looked solid alongside him in the defensive line.

After the match, plenty of fans took to Twitter to praise a handful of their first-team stars, and somewhat surprisingly, Cahill was among them.