Gary Cahill part ways with Chelsea after winning 2nd Europa League title

Gary Cahill part ways with Chelsea after winning 2nd Europa League title

- Gary Cahill has left Chelsea this summer after failing to secure new contract with the London club

- The 33-year-old star won one Champions League and two Europa League titles among other domestic titles

- Cahill spent over seven years at the Stamford Bridge scoring 19 goals in over 190 matches

Europa League champions Chelsea have confirmed the departure of their captain Gary Cahill after seven and a half seasons.

The 33-year-old moved to the Stamford Bridge from Bolton Wanderers in the winter of 2012 in a deal around £7 million.

And helped the Blues win their first ever Champions League title the same year after beating Bayern Munich on penalties.

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The following season, he also played a key role in the team winning their first Europa League title in 2013.

He also clinched two Premier Leagues, two FA Cups and one EFL trophy during his over seven years at the club.

According to Chelsea official website, Cahill was a near ever-present on both occasions that his side won the EPL titles - first alongside John Terry in 2014/15, and then on the left of a back three having had to alter his game in 2016/17.

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On both occasions, the former England international named in the PFA Team of the Season, an honour he achieved on three separate occasions during his time at the club.

However, his latter years at the Stamford Bridge saw him suffer series of injuries - thereby limiting the number of games he featured in the recently concluded season.

He was also part of the English team who got to the semifinal of the 2018 World Cup in Russia but lost the bronze medal to Belgium in the losers' final.

Cahill scored a total of 13 goals in over 190 matches for the Blues in the Premier League since he made his debut in 2012.

Legit.ng earlier reported that 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.

Daily Star citing The Sun report 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.

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

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