Chelsea fans haven’t held back on laying into club-captain Gary Cahill for a rather forgettable performance against Derby County in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
The Blues welcomed Frank Lampard back to Stamford Bridge but were soon heaping the criticism on Cahill after slipping in defence that led in Jack Marriot to score the Rams’ opening goal in the ninth minute.
Although Chelsea claimed a 3-2 win in the end, the defender looked vulnerable with the ball at his feet, giving away a few risky passes, while in defence him and Andreas Christensen were far from their best.
The 32-year-old Cahill has mostly been seen on Maurizio Sarri’s bench this season with only one Premier League appearance so far while Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz have been the manager’s preferred choice of centre-backs.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions by Chelsea fans:
He has been totally horrendous today. Looks absolutely terrified to have the ball.
— Mark Lauge Pedersen (@MarkLauge) October 31, 2018
So true. Such a liability. Exactly like Bournemouth at home in the PL last year.
— Z (@HxdsonOdoi) October 31, 2018
Gary Cahill getting done and out paced by a 50 year old David nugent last night
— ptj s dog (@mark_schupp) November 1, 2018
this man Gary Cahill needs to play for Norwich or sein tho
— Black Mamba (@Almighty_San) November 1, 2018