Cahill admits CV might not be enough to secure World Cup place

Chelsea: Gary Cahill
Gary Cahill has struggled for form this season

Gary Cahill has won every major club honour with Chelsea but the defender acknowledges his pedigree is no guarantee of a place in England’s World Cup squad.

The 32-year-old has endured a poor season, which began as captain of club and country.

Losing his place for Chelsea proved costly on the international stage and Cahill was dropped for the March friendlies with Holland and Italy.

Once a certainty for a place in England’s starting XI, Cahill is now a doubt to make Gareth Southgate’s final 23-man squad for Russia 2018, which is to be announced on Wednesday.

“I couldn’t do anything when I was out of the (Chelsea) team,” Cahill said.

“I’ve just got to perform as best I can, which I’ve tried to do in the last five, six weeks, to put myself back in the frame. If it’s good enough, it’s good enough. If it’s not….

“My CV’s there, it’s just whether they want to use that or go that way or not. That’s not my decision.

“If I’m in, I’ll go and give everything I’ve got. If I’m not in, I’ll go away with my family and reflect and rest.”

Meanwhile, Willian has been named in Brazil’s World Cup squad but his Chelsea team-mate David Luiz misses out, having struggled with a knee problem for much of the season.