Former Liverpool defender turned pundit Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea boss Antonio Conte should consider replacing Gary Cahill during the summer transfer window.
Carragher admitted Cahill has had a good season but he believes Cahill isn’t suited to playing on the left side of the back three because he is right-footed.
“I still think there could be a centre-back that goes into that back three. I think in Cahill’s position, even though he’s the captain and has had a great season,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“We spoke maybe 12 months ago about 3-5-2, talking about having specialists. The one position where you feel, as a centre-back, a little bit awkward is a right-footed player playing on the left of a back three.
“You always get pushed onto your left foot. It’s different to playing left-back because there you can actually go as wide as you can to the touchline because you are always coming inside on your right foot.
“When you are a centre-back you are more tucked in, maybe 10 yards off the touchline. You have seen teams at times, and they haven’t really exposed it, but they always let the ball go to Cahill on that side because it’s on his weak foot.
“It’s not that he’s poor on the ball, he’d probably prefer to play on the right side but Cesar Azpilicueta is there.”
Would it be wise to replace Gary Cahill in the left side of the back three after an outstanding season with Chelsea? Despite being right-footed, the 31-year-old has been brilliant playing in the left side of the back three.