Chelsea fans slam Cahill following his rare outing against Derby County

It is clear that Gary Cahill does not figure in Maurizio Sarri’s plans for Chelsea this season.

Not long ago the defender was the first name on the teamsheet, but now he has to settle for a regular spot on the bench.

In fact, the centre-back, who is valued at £9m by Transfermarkt, has only made five appearances in all competitions.

One of those outings was on Wednesday night when he lined up at the back for the Blues’ EFL Cup tie against Derby County.

The experienced defender played the full 90 minutes of the contest, which ended in a 3-2 victory for Chelsea.

The visiting side to Stamford Bridge ended up scoring two own goals, but it was Cesc Fabregas who nabbed the winner for the hosts.

It was not the most convincing performance from Maurizio Sarri’s side, and Cahill, who is struggling to break up the centre-back partnership of Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz, was subjected to online criticism after the final whistle.