CAHILL ADMITS CHELSEA ARE AT A CROSSROADS
LChelsea captain Ga r y Cahill a d mi t s the Premier League champions are at a crossroads and must recapture their form as soon as possible. Back-to-back league defeats to B o u r n e mo u t h and Watford, in which they conceded s even goals, have led to questions over the future of Blues boss Antonio Conte.
Cahill concedes the speculation over the Italian's position is starting to be felt by those inside the club but insists the squad are united in their desire to turn their season around.
"We are at that road where you can either turn left or right. We are on a road where the sooner we have the opportunity to go down the right path the better, because drawing on past experiences you have that feeling it's bubbling outside the club," he told Sky Sports .
"In the club we are fine in terms of a tight group and everyone is together; there are no falling-outs or clashes with the manager. We are fine, but we need to get back on that good path as soon as we possibly can."
Chelsea's 4- 1 loss to Watford has left them 19 points behind leaders Manchester City and just a point above fifth-placed Tottenham, as the race for the Champions League places begins to intensify.
Cahill concedes it was one of his worst displays for the club but says Chelsea have shown in the past that there is no reason panic after two bad results.
"I didn't recognise us, I didn't recognise myself in that performance - I am sure on reflection the lads would say the same," he said.
"That was one of my worst performances of my career. But you are talking about one game, so as well as being harsh on ourselves, and rightly so, it's one game.
"We have had two bad results, which has caused a bit of atmosphere outside of the club, but it is only two results.” to