The Blues captain Gary Cahill has spoken out on Chelsea’s season under manager Antonio Conte this term.
Chelsea finished the Premier League with an unimpressive fifth-place finish and will be ineligible for the Champions League next season. And despite winning the FA Cup against most hated rivals Manchester United, Antonio Conte is reportedly a dead man walking at Stamford Bridge.
The Italian boss is set to be given the sack in the next few days after winning the Premier League in his debut season at the club. And ex-Napoli man Maurizio Sarri is already having talks with Chelsea in order to succeed his national compatriot Conte at Stamford Bridge. However, Gary Cahill has finally opened up on the strange season that Chelsea has had this campaign.
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Speaking to TalkSport earlier this week the 32-year-old centre-back stated that it has been quite strange this season but Chelsea still managed to win a trophy to end the season on a high,” It’s been a strange season; obviously there’s been a lot of speculation for however many months now. The season has finished on a high for us, we won a major trophy so that was a great end for everybody: for the fans, for the players, and for the staff. What will be this summer, will be.”
Cahill then went on to praise his manager claiming that Conte has helped him a lot but hinted that he does not know whether the 48-year-old will stay at the club or not, “He’s been good for me, I’ve taken things from him like I have the rest of the managers. I’ve enjoyed the success we’ve had together. He’s been great. The only aim for us was to all collectively finish the season very well, i.e. win the cup and we managed to win that together. Two major trophies with the manager have been good.”
I think Chelsea will be making a mistake by letting go of Antonio Conte this summer because despite the difficulties he has endured at Stamford Bridge he has still managed to win silverware. However, with Maurizio Sarri as Conte’s replacement, it should not be all that bad for the Blues.