Chelsea star admits he might leave the club in January

The player has fallen down the pecking order under Maurizio Sarri

Gary Cahill was one of the important players for Chelsea during the 2016-2017 season in their Premier League winning campaign. Though he struggled to continues his form last season under Antonio Conte

However, the England International managed to make 43 appearances for the Blues in all competitions and helped them to win the FA Cup back in May.

The centre-back also got a place in the England World Cup squad but only made one appearance against Belgium as the Three Lions reached the semi-finals.

But he has fallen down the pecking order under new manager Maurizio Sarri and is yet to appear in any of the 5 Premier League fixtures so far. The Italian has picked David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger in his back-four for the wins over Huddersfield, Arsenal, Newcastle United, Bournemouth and Cardiff City.

The 32 year was left on the bench for the London Outfit’s Europa League opener against PAOK Salonika as they won the game 1-0, keeping their 100 percent start intact.

Cahill has admitted that he might leave Stamford Bridge in January as it will be very difficult for his current situation on the sidelines to continue.

He said as quoted by Mirror: “I don’t want to jump the gun but as things stand at this time, probably, yes [I might have to leave in January].

“Whatever my future holds, in terms of the club, and the relationship I have with the club and the fans, it will have been a huge part of my footballing life. I’ve got maximum respect for everybody here.

“I realise that sometimes you have to make tough decisions and football doesn’t wait for people.

“Sometimes you have to make those decisions to keep going and progressing.

“First of all the team’s doing well which is the most important thing. Having been a big part of things for six years, seven years and played a huge part, not just a squad player, I’m definitely finding it difficult this year to deal with that situation.

“I haven’t spoken to the manager [about the situation] yet. I think we will speak soon, just to see where everything is and how the land lies.

“The most important thing here is the team, but I’ve got to look at my situation and my future as well.

“I came back a week before the season started against three defenders who’d been back plenty of time before me.

“Whether that would have changed anything, who knows? It was the latest I’ve ever been back.

“So to go under a new manager, learn a new way of defending and new ideas that he has I am sure he didn’t feel comfortable in putting me in and not knowing that a week before the games so I fully expected to miss the start of the season and we’ve not lost.

“So there’s no arguments from my point of view, hence why I’ve not seen him. When you’re winning games you have to sit tight and suck it up and deal with it. For me to do this all season is going to be very difficult.

“Everything gradually comes to an end or there’s a new challenge around the corner. I’ve been here for six years and won six titles.

“I wore the captain’s armband the majority of the season when we won the Premier League the year before last.

“I wore the captain’s armband last year when we won the FA Cup. I’m proud of my career, of what I’ve done here and what I’ve achieved in such a short space of time. For someone to come and do exactly the same [as I’ve done] in six years… I’d like to see how long that would take. I’m proud of that.

“I’ve always been hungry to play football. I’m not a guy who is willing to accept not playing. It’s all about playing. Your career’s short enough as it is.”

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