Gianfranco Zola has said that the Chelsea management team want Gary Cahill to be upset at a lack of match action for the Blues this season because it means that he cares about the club.
Cahill has suggested that he is ready to consider a move away from Chelsea in January after making just one competitive appearance for the club this season, coming on as a second-half sub for Antonio Rudiger in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with West Ham.
However, club legend Gianfranco Zola, who is also on the Chelsea coaching staff under Maurizio Sarri, has said that it is only natural for the defender to be upset because of his long-standing association with the club.
“It is totally understandable that Gary is upset and we want him to be upset. It means that he cares,” Zola told a news conference ahead of Chelsea’s Carabao Cup game with Liverpool.
“But he has been a top professional. He has been doing everything correctly and he just needs to be patient because he came late and there were players here that did very well.
“He will have his chances and then it is down to him to take those chances in the best way.”