Chelsea players battle club boss Sarri over Cahill blackout from starting XI

Chelsea players battle club boss Sarri over Cahill blackout from starting XI

- Chelsea stars are on war path with Italian boss Maurizio Sarri over Gary Cahill blackout from first-team action

- The players have threatened to go the extra mile unless Cahill is recalled

- Cahill last appeared in Chelsea's XI in Boxing Day last December

Chelsea players have moved against the decision of Italian manager Maurizio Sarri to blackout Gary Cahill from the first-team by requesting his immediate return.

According to a Daily Star report citing The Sun, the players are unhappy with the manner Sarri excluded the England international, who is still under contract with the Blues until the end of the campaign.

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Interestingly, Cahill has been an important member of Chelsea squad since 2012, winning virtually all trophies aside the World Club Cup.

However, the ex-Three Lions defence stalwart has not featured in any game for Chelsea since Boxing Day, a decision that have left most squad members worried .

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The report further revealed that Sarri is still under attack for playing N’Golo Kante alongside Eden Hazard in position they will not impact positively.

In past few week Chelsea have not had it good Chelsea under Sarri.

The Stamford Bridge dwellers have fallen out of the top four in the Premier League after spate of poor results.

Bournemouth thrashed Chelsea 4-0 at the Vitality Stadium.

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And days later Man City handed Chelsea an embarrassing 6-0 bashing.

Earlier, reported that Chelsea defeated home side Malmo 2-1 in their Europa League tie as the Premier League side bounced back from their disappointing 6-0 win against Manchester City at the weekend.

Antonio Rudiger, Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante, Marcos Alonso and Gonzalo Higuain were dropped to the bench ahead of their crucial fifth round FA Cup fixture against Manchester United.

The Blues went ahead through an unlikely source Ross Barkley on the half hour mark, as the Englishman was given time and space to control and shoot from a Pedro Rodriguez's cross to make it 1-0 ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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