Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri is insistent that Gary Cahill has a future at Chelsea, but he still has much to learn before he’s match-ready.

Cahill will be 33-years-old in December, it’d be easy to count him out. He’s not an archetypal Maurizio Sarri defender. His distribution cannot be compared to David Luiz’s, or even Antonio Rudiger’s.

However, Cahill has achieved so much as a Chelsea player that he deserves us to give him the time and support he needs to replicate his best performance level under Sarri’s stewardship.

Sarri is not giving up on him. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s third Premier League fixture against Newcastle United, our manager gave Cahill hope of having a prosperous future at Stamford Bridge.

He’s quoted by the Metro saying:

“In this moment, for a defender it’s more difficult to play in my team after only 20 days of training.”

“It’s easier I think for offensive players, but for defensive players it’s more difficult. In this moment he [Cahill] needs to have much more defensive training.”

Cahill will no longer just be fighting for the team on the field, he’s also playing for a new contract. He needs to adapt fast or he risks fading into obscurity.

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