Chelsea’s Gary Cahill comments on being dropped

Gary Cahill was dropped for Kurt Zouma as Chelsea defeated Liverpool in the League Cup.

The Blues overcame Liverpool in the League Cup semi-final, keeping a clean sheet on their way to success, and Gary Cahill has discussed being dropped from the side to talkSPORT.

The English international was left out of the side in favour of Kurt Zouma, having endured a torrid run of form in recent weeks. Although starting the season in impressive style, Cahill was run ragged by Bradford’s forwards in the FA Cup at the weekend, and 20-year-old Zouma was given his chance to impress in his biggest game of the season.

The young Frenchman did enough to warrant a continuing role in the side as the Blues face Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend, and, although mis-judging a few headers early in the game - with one real error gifting a chance to Raheem Sterling - Zouma did not look out of place alongside longstanding centre-back John Terry.

As Cahill started the season as one of the Blues first-choice centre-back partnership, he has admitted that being dropped was disappointing, although he was still glad to see Chelsea come out of the tie with a Wembley date booked.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Cahill said: “I don’t need to tell you how disappointed I was I wasn’t playing but the bigger picture is the team and how well we have done to get to the final in what was a difficult tie over two legs. It’s a great achievement and another chance to win some silverware with Chelsea.

“It’s a squad game. Throughout the whole of the season it is impossible to play every single game and the bigger picture is how well the team has done. I thought they were fantastic last night, it was a great game to watch, and the outcome was exactly how we wanted it. It was a great night.”

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