The Times’ Henry Winter has expressed his belief that Chelsea defender Gary Cahill shouldn’t be in the England squad let alone the starting line-up.
The 30-year-old has come under criticism so far this season after a pair of errors have led to goals for the opposition against Chelsea, while his overall displays haven’t been particularly reassuring.
There had been signs of an apparent decline last season as the Premier League giants struggled across the board, but Cahill has remained in place for both club and country.
However, Winter is of the opinion that he shouldn’t even be in the England squad and explained that the former Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers defender doesn’t look as assured when John Terry isn’t playing beside him.
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While it’s obviously not solely his fault, Cahill has been unable to prevent Chelsea from having the second worst defensive record out of the top 10 teams in the Premier League after seven games.
Perhaps more than a coincidence is the fact that they’ve struggled with Terry out due to an ankle injury in recent weeks, and so Winter’s claim is backed up with recent proof.
With the Chelsea captain expected to return this weekend to face Leicester City, as reported by the Metro, it remains to be seen whether or not it can have a positive influence on Cahill who will hope to improve his level of performance.