Chelsea have made Gary Cahill available for loan in January. Cahill has hardly made any appearances under Maurizio Sarri this season with all his starts coming in Europa League and League Cup matches. He has played only 21 minutes in the Premier League, coming in as a substitute against West Ham in September.
Last season, Antonio Conte appointed Cahill as Chelsea’s captain following the departure of John Terry. Cahill made 43 appearances across all competitions and led Chelsea to an FA Cup win.
However, this season, Cahill found himself down the pecking order. He was left out of Chelsea’s squad for their first five Premier League matches before appearing against West Ham. Cahill was then an unused substitute in Chelsea’s next five league games while starting in their Europa League and League Cup games.
However, Cahill wasn’t even in Chelsea’s squad in their match against Everton and he hinted that he may leave the club. When asked if he would leave the club, Cahill said, “I don’t want to jump the gun but, as things stand, probably yes. Sometimes you have to make tough decisions. As it is, I’m not enjoying things.”
Chelsea have now made Cahill available for loan so that he gets more playing time. Cahill’s lack of appearances for Cahill have prevented him from getting a national team call-up after the World Cup.
Gary Cahill joined Chelsea from Bolton Wanderers in 2012 and has made 288 appearances for the club so far. Cahill has scored 25 goals and has provided 7 assists. He helped Chelsea win the Champions League in 2011-12 and the Europa League in the following season. Additionally, he has also won the Premier League, the FA Cup and the League Cup.
A few clubs in England are already interested in signing Cahill. These include Southampton, West Ham, Fulham and Cahill’s boyhood club Aston Villa.