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Chelsea defender Gary Cahill seems to have played his last game for Chelsea as he was introduced as an 89th-minute substitute during Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Watford at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and it marked his first appearance since November.
Cahill was given a chance to bid farewell to the fans, after seven years at the club where he has won everything as he has now played his last game at Stamford Bridge.
Cahill was brought on for his first Premier League action since September and was handed the captain’s band by Cesar Azpilicueta as he was introduced for the last few minutes of the game against Watford, with the scores already at 3-0.
When the match ended, Cahill was honoured by his team-mates as they lofted him high to the cheers of the fans who sang ‘He’s won it all’.
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata on loan to Atletico Madrid, has mistakenly wished departing skipper Gary Cahill a happy retirement following his farewell performance against Watford.
In replying to a post from Cahill on Instagram, Morata said: “Congratulations for your great career! It has been a pride to play by your side!”
However, Chelsea defender and Morata’s Spanish compatriot Marcos Alonso was quick to clear up the confusion by responding: “He’s not retiring brother!”
Cahill has won everything in his seven years at Chelsea – the Champions League, the Europa League, two Premier League titles, two FA Cup trophies and the League Cup, and the 33-year-old is satisfied with the success he achieved with the club.
At the end of the game against Watford, Cahill said: “It was nice to be able to say thank you to the fans.
“It was a great moment for me to get out there and say goodbye and just thank the supporters for the great career I have had here of mostly ups. It was been fantastic.
“It was been a fantastic success. I appreciate the club because they have given me the platform to go out and perform at the highest level and challenge for these trophies, and we have been good enough over the years to win them.
“The memories will stay with me and it was a nice moment at the end of the game.”