Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has warned the squad at Chelsea is too small when compared to that of our rivals and the 31-year-old believes the numbers are going to be tested with Chelsea playing more games this season due to our participation in the Champions League.
The back page of the Community Shield’s programme illustrated how thin Chelsea’s squad is with the Gunners listing 41 names compared to Chelsea’s 24. Conte was forced to include teenage midfielder Kyle Scott among the substitutes during our Community Shield defeat to Arsenal.
“The back of the programme was interesting. In terms of quality, we’ve certainly got that but you have to hope we don’t have too many injuries,” Cahill said as quoted on Daily Mirror.
“Obviously the [four] new players who have just come, they’re going to be vitally important. There’s no doubt we’ve added quality to the team. But with playing more games due to the Champions League this season, the numbers are going to be tested. We just have to keep everybody fit and sharp.
“As players we are in control of what we do and the way we prepare for the games. The other stuff outside of that [transfers] is none of our business.”