Gary Cahill has attempted to use the ‘game of two halves’ cliche to explain Chelsea’s disastrous season.
The reigning Premier League champions are in 16th place after a series of terrible results, but Cahill simply thinks that’s the ‘flip side’ to last season’s march to the title.
Cahill himself was dropped for Chelsea’s last two games against Porto and Leicester after struggling against Bournemouth last week.
“There are some great memories and I don’t think we should forget the manner in which we won the Premier League, leading from the start, which was an unbelievable achievement for everyone at the club,” he told Chelsea magazine.
“The flip side, as always with football, is that it’s a game of two halves – and we’ve had a difficult period. Last season was fantastic, this season has been tough, but we’re looking to turn that around. We’re working hard to make things right.
“Not every single minute of your career will go well, individually and collectively, and not every season will go how you want it to, but it’s how you react to that.
“You’re not a robot, you’re not going to be nine out of 10 every game.
“But when things aren’t going well, you work even harder and look for a reaction. I’m sure we’ll turn it around.”