Gary Cahill was at the centre of two major talking points in the closing stages of Chelsea‘s 1-0 win at Swansea City on Saturday evening.
Chelsea took an early lead at the Liberty Stadium through Cesc Fabregas’ 50th Premier League goal, the Spaniard becoming the first ever foreign player to record 50 goals and 100 assists in the competition – and only the fourth overall.
The Blues were forced to hang on for the points as Swansea threw men forward in search in equaliser – and Carlos Carvalhal was adamant his side should have had a penalty when Cahill slide in on Nathan Dyer with 12 minutes remaining.
The England defender undoubtedly got the ball and would have felt extremely hard done by had be been punished, but it’s the sort of challenge which splits opinion in the modern era.
— Chelsea GIFs (@ChelseaGIFs) April 28, 2018
Then, in stoppage time, Cahill himself was on the receiving end of a strong challenge when Jordan Ayew clattered into him but also escaped any punishment from referee Jon Moss.
he hasn't even carded Ayew for this? could be a sending off. Moss has been awful (for both teams, to be fair). pic.twitter.com/yjklOJAblN
— amadí (@amadoit__) April 28, 2018
The win moves Chelsea to within two points of Tottenham in fourth, and more importantly to within six of Liverpool on whom they have a game in hand and play at Stamford Bridge next weekend.
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