Chelsea handed availability boost ahead of clash against Liverpool - Sky
By Dominic Toner
Gary Cahill is likely to avoid disciplinary action following comments about Andre Marriner, according to a report.
The England defender made post-match comments about the referee following Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Swansea, in which the centre-back protested an incident with Leroy Fer that lead to a goal.
Sky Sports claim that Cahill will not face any consequences for his comments from the Football Association.
The report details that Cahill will not receive any form of punishment even though he also posted a Instagram post venting his frustration, which was later deleted.
Cahill should now be available for the Premier League encounter against Liverpool on Friday night and will be needed as John Terry is a major doubt after suffering an ankle injury against Swansea.
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Antonio Conte will likely turn to the club’s new signing David Luiz as his replacement and the Liverpool attackers will be hopeful of testing the error-prone defender.
Chelsea are unbeaten at the start of the new Premier League season and currently sit second with 10 points from four games.
Liverpool have also started brightly to the new season with seven points off the top three from last season Leicester, Arsenal and Tottenham, but suffered a 2-0 defeat to newly-promoted Burnley.
Jurgen Klopp’s team have already scored nine goals in their first four games and are likely to test Chelsea’s defensive resolve.
In other Liverpool news, the club’s fans have reacted on Twitter to Mario Balotelli scoring on his Nice debut.