Olivier Giroud: ‘Gary [Cahill] is not in a good position’ at Chelsea

Cahill to leave Chelsea

Chelsea took on West Ham on Sunday and Gary Cahill made his first appearance of the season for the Blues.

Antonio Rudiger was taken off with an injury allowing Cahill to be brought on as a sub.

However, Cahill’s future is still very much up in the air.

The defender has come out and said he is considering leaving Chelsea this season in order to get more game time.

‘Gary is not in a good position because it is quite tough for him’

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has also had his say on Cahill’s situation.

After Chelsea’s 0-0 draw at London Stadium, Giroud stated:

“We have a lot of good players who can play in the starting XI.

“The problem is we have four or five centre-backs and the coach made his choice.

“Gary is not in a good position because it is quite tough for him, he doesn’t play so much. I understand that he wants to play more. At one stage I was the same and I didn’t like that. As players, we are happy when we are on the pitch.”

“I think his heart is still in Chelsea and hopefully we will keep him because we need him.

 “He needs to be happy, that is the main thing, but I hope he stays because he is important for us.

“He is a very good player. He’s been at Chelsea for six years, he is one of the faces of Chelsea and one of our captains. We need him.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 23: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea FC at London Stadium on September 23, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Cahill to start vs Liverpool?

Gary Cahill joined Chelsea in January of 2012 from Bolton for a fee in the region of £7.56 million.

Since joining Chelsea, Cahill has racked up an impressive 282 appearances for Chelsea.

During those games, Cahill has scored an impressive 25 and assisted seven.

However, as mentioned above, Cahill has yet to start under Maurizio Sarri and only came on vs West Ham due to an injury.

But Chelsea take on Liverpool on Wednesday evening in the League Cup.

Sarri is expected to rest a lot of his first XI, meaning Cahill could well get his first start of the season.

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