Cahill issues Blues rallying cry

06 February 2018 07:35:33 EST

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill says he and his team-mates must take responsibility for their club's recent form, following back-to-back defeats against Bournemouth and Watford.

Having previously looked like a side that would push Manchester City for the Premier League title, the reigning English champions have endured a tough spell, starting with the home defeat to the Cherries before being overwhelmed by the Hornets at Vicarage Road.

Pressure has started to mount on manager Antonio Conte, with some suggesting the Italian's days at Stamford Bridge could be numbered if the team's fortunes don’t swiftly turn around.

However Cahill has been eager to take some of the heat off the manager and feels the players must take responsibility for the recent disappointing results.

"Whatever is decided, the players have to take responsibility," Cahill said.

"The manager has done an absolutely unbelievable job."

He added: "We just need to keep strong. I've been here before at this club - it's about staying calm. It hurts a lot when you come off after a performance like that (against Watford)."

Chelsea have a chance to respond on 12th January when they welcome bottom of the table side West Brom to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are 1/3 to win, 17/4 to draw and 11/1 to lose to the Baggies.

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