This was part of the pre-match press conference, but considering the amount of attention it had been receiving since the summer, it surely deserves its own post.
Maurizio Sarri has finally named his Chelsea captain.
Aaaaaand it’s the same captain as before. And the same vice-captain. Nothing has changed, nothing is changing.
“As we have seen on the pitch, Cahill is the captain. When he doesn’t play Azpilicueta is the captain. Cahill was the captain last season. I spoke with his team-mates and they all said he was a very good captain.”
So that was much ado about absolutely nothing.
However, Cahill’s future remains up in the air, with a January exit not really ruled out and his contract expiring at the end of the season. While Sarri has urged the now officially confirmed Captain to stay, we may be revisiting these issues sooner rather than later.
“Cahill, it depends on him. He played very often in the last seven or eight matches. It depends on him and the club. He is very important on the pitch and out of the pitch.”
-Maurizio Sarri; Source: Football.London