Chelsea’s Gary Cahill has been called up to England’s World Cup squad, fairly unexpectedly, after a late run in the Chelsea team.
It always seemed as though Gareth Southgate wanted to pick the defender, but wouldn’t as long as he was out of the Chelsea setup.
His late run of fixtures has got him on the plane in the end though.
After two seasons under Conte Cahill has a lot of practice playing in the back three that Southgate looks set to use. Not only that, he provides a rare bit of experience in the squad. Just look at these stats below:
Southgate’s squad is extremely raw and young, especially compared to previous World Cup squads. Cahill will bring leadership and valuable knowledge of how to cope with the pressures of major international tournaments.
He may not be the most exciting player in this talented squad, but he will be as important as any of them.
Chelsea cut short shocking loan after disastrous start
Chelsea have terminated Charly Musonda’s loan at Celtic, as Goal.com’s Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella has confirmed.
The loan began in January and was supposed to be for 18 months. The young Belgian was supposed to finally get the regular senior football he desperately needs, but it hasn’t worked out.
Instead, he has just three starts to his name in the half season there, and it’s pretty obvious why the club feel it’s not in his best interests to remain in Scotland kicking his heels on the bench.
When the 22 year old signed a new deal at the end of last year it was reported that he would have a strong say in where he went on loan, so it seems as though he has made these issues for himself.
Admittedly it seemed like a sensible choice to go and play under former Chelsea youth coach Brendan Rodgers, but for whatever reason it just hasn’t worked out.
The list of bad loans for Charly is stacking up now, and surely the blame will eventually lie at his feet.