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Chelsea have had a flying start to the season, as the Blues have gotten a perfect start to the campaign, winning 5 games out of 5.

Although Chelsea top the table and are playing some amazing football, some Chelsea players have been affected by the managerial change.

The likes of Victor Moses, Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas were key players for Antonio Conte, but they seem to have lost their place under Maurizio Sarri.

Fabregas who just returned from injury was used in the second half in Chelsea’s Europa League clash against PAOK, and it seems he’d have to fight his way back into Sarri’s plans, with the Italian already sure of his first team.

Cahill’s case is even worse as he is yet to make a single appearance this season and wasn’t even used in the Europa League match. Most times, the Chelsea skipper fail to make the matchday squad.

Former Arsenal man Charlie Nicholas believes the likes of Cahill and Fabregas will be tired of their situation at the club.

He said: “Not just the Cahill thing, but I think people like Fabregas and others will get fed up.

“They will get fed up. I don’t know that this is the type of club that there will be two or three of them that will accept that situation and the age they also are.”

Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson also added that Cahill and Fabregas must wait for their chance and be ready when it comes.

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“When a team is winning, I don’t care who you are or what a good player you are, you have to just say ‘fair play’,” Thompson said.

“This team’s winning constantly. If you’re winning, and I know what you’re saying about Fabregas and Cahill, but you just have to wait your time.

“You’ve got to be ready when you get that time. It will get tested a bit more.

“Their hardest game was the Arsenal game, we said how many chances (Arsenal had), so there will be sterner tests and they will be tested.”

Cahill recently admitted that he will have to consider his future in January if he still isn’t getting games.

“For me to do this all season is going to be very difficult,” Cahill said.

“I realise sometimes football doesn’t wait for people. Sometimes you have to make those decisions to keep going and progressing.

“Obviously the most important thing is the club, but I have to look at my situation.

“And if I’m sat doing what I’m doing at this moment in time, I just hope that the club will respect that when it comes to the time.”

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