Gary Cahill may be Chelsea captain, but that status hasn’t spared him from the wrath of the fans.
In truth, the 58-cap England international is probably the weakest link in the Blues’ regular back line – simply because he’s a right-footer taking up the left centre-back slot – and his form this season has been particularly unconvincing.
Chelsea haven’t actually won any of the Premier League fixtures their skipper has started this season, including shock defeats to Crystal Palace and Burnley and the 1-0 loss to title rivals Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
But Cahill has kept his place in the starting XI for today’s clash with Watford and it’s safe to say, plenty of Blues supporters aren’t happy about it – with many questioning why promising youngster Andreas Christensen hasn’t started instead.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 21, 2017
Here’s a look at the reaction on Twitter – not least including one Chelsea fan claiming he wants the 31-year-old to suffer a ‘career-ending tackle’.
Cahill doesn't deserve to start… Christensen not appreciated..
— brand siya (@Stunna_Boy) October 21, 2017
Cahill starts again ??♂️
— Jamie Levy (@IamJayL) October 21, 2017
FFS Cahill playing over Christensen and Azpi wing back. Winning games is overrated anyway
— Theo Knifton (@tcknifton) October 21, 2017
Conte is messing up again ………. what is cahill doing there and azpi as a wingback never works
— Daniel Amoako (@dannyamok34) October 21, 2017
cahill shouldn’t be in the starting XI imo especially when we have someone like chritensen on the bench
— Garrettbtlr (@garrettbtlr) October 21, 2017
U guys should let conte know that we are tired of these Cahill games..Why can't he just bench him.? Chelsea is already down to 1 goal.
— Benzema_Karim (@ChopperGh) October 21, 2017
Cahill starts over Christensen so I’m not too heartbroken about missing most of the game. Hopefully Hazard & Shane Long can carry us!
— CarefreeDaily ? (@CarefreeDaily) October 21, 2017
Line up not bad ..But would have preferred Christensen instead of Cahill.. Captain that we have not won any game he started..
— Daye(Dr.) (@obomzee) October 21, 2017
Hope Cahill gets a career ending tackle
— – (@edenfaIIs) October 21, 2017
Conte has taken the wrong player of the defence. Christensen has played really well of late, Cahill not in the side on merit. Azpi at RWB.
— Joe Krishnan (@joekrishnan) October 21, 2017
Cahill has Conte nudes
— Robert Cazorla (@CazorlaRoba) October 21, 2017
The only problem with that line up is Cahill
— #BoardOut (@SilkyAndreas) October 21, 2017
Not Gary Cahill again???
— David Ilenwabor (@davidemi07) October 21, 2017