Gary Cahill worries about winning back his place after suspension
Having been out of Chelsea squad for three games, the Blues skipper Gary Cahill says “It’s a natural thing for him to be worried about his place in the Chelsea team, considering the success the team have achieved in his absence.
Cahill had his worst Premier league start as Chelsee skipper in Chelsea disastrous opener against Burnley at the Stamford bridge in August, following a lounge on Burnley Steven which earned the skipper a matching order as well Cesc Fabregas thereafter to further reduce Chelsea to 10 man losing 3-2 to Burnley having come from behind to fight back.
Summer signing Antonio Rudiger stepped in to replace Cahill for the Blues subsequently for their last three games which all ended in wins.
A home clash in Champions league group stage opener against Qarabag on Tuesday night will see Cahill assemble for Chelsea. Despite being suspended the skipper said he has tried to lead the team.
“It’s natural. If you’re out the team, the team does well… I’m part of the squad and I’m an individual player.
“I’m available for selection now and whenever you’re available you can influence things. It’s about the team. It’s about the team doing well.
“You try to influence in the changing rooms. Nothing’s changed for me personally. It’s a great honour to be captain. It’s a responsibility.”
He added: “I’m itching to play and I’m looking forward to getting back involved with the squad now.
“The most frustrating thing is when you can’t play football. It was a large period of time that I was out. All you can do when you’re out is try to influence the lads.”
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