Maurizio Sarri
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Chelsea veteran Gary Cahill was left out of the Blues’ trip to Malmo, and according to the Telegraph, he’s not happy about it one bit.

Cahill is one of the most influential figures in the Chelsea dressing room. He’s been at the club for the best part of the decade, earning the captaincy, which he still holds, and winning virtually every honour available – including the Champions League.

It’s for that reason that the manner in which Sarri has treated him, or so the Telegraph‘s Matt Law claims, is utterly outrageous. It’s believed that the Italian has barely spoken to Cahill since arriving at the club back in July.

This is someone who knows the club and the squad better than anyone else, yet Sarri has shunned him and continues to publicly moan about his inability to motivate the players. It doesn’t make any sense. Not to us, anyway.

Sarri has rubbed it in Cahill’s face by not including him on the list of players travelling to Sweden to face Malmo in the Europa League. The report notes that Cahill was expecting to at least make the bench, yet received no warning of his omission.

Regardless of whether you believe that Cahill should be getting minutes for us, Sarri is only hurting his chances of succeeding here by alienating him. Andre Villas-Boas did the same with our senior players – and we all know how that ended.

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