Gary Cahill: 'I asked Antonio Conte for a break'

Gary Cahill: 'I asked Conte for a break'
© SilverHub
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill reveals that he asked manager Antonio Conte for a break in an effort to help his teammates rediscover their form.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has revealed that he asked manager Antonio Conte for a break in an effort to help his teammates rediscover their form.

The Blues, who suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats against Bournemouth and Watford, had a week's break before defeating West Bromwich Albion 3-0 on Monday night.

Chelsea skipper Cahill told the Evening Standard that he felt that a number of days off in between the fixtures helped to remove the "bad feelings" around the club.

"I mentioned the idea of taking more days off to the coach," the 32-year-old said. "I just felt that there were a lot of bad feelings around the place. It was important for everyone mentally to get away.

"Sometimes it's unhealthy to be in the same environment all of the time, especially when there is a lot of negativity around for whatever reason. This was the first time I could remember this season that we had a free week in between games.

"I thought it was a great opportunity to mentally freshen our minds up and physically freshen the bodies up. Everyone knows we do a lot of physical training on top of the games we are playing."

Chelsea resume their busy schedule with a tie against Hull City in the FA Cup on Friday evening.

Share this article now:
Olivier Giroud in action for Chelsea on February 5, 2018
Read Next:
Giroud: 'I'm proud to be at Chelsea'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City3832421062779100
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd38256768284081
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs38238774363877
4Liverpool382112584384675
5Chelsea382171062382470
6Arsenal381961374512363
7Burnley381412123639-354
8Everton381310154458-1449
9Leicester CityLeicester381211155660-447
10Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38128183947-844
11Crystal Palace381111164555-1044
12Bournemouth381111164561-1644
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham381012164868-2042
14Watford38118194464-2041
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38913163454-2040
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield38910192858-3037
17Southampton38715163756-1936
RSwansea CitySwansea3889212856-2833
RStoke CityStoke38712193568-3333
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38613193156-2531

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account