Gary Cahill was confirmed as Chelsea’s new club captain this summer after John Terry left the London side after 22 years at the club.

Cahill led the Premier League champions out at Stamford Bridge for their first match of the 2017/18 season against his former side, Burnley.

Things quickly turned sour as Cahill was sent off after just 14 minutes for a dangerous foul on Steven Defour:

Chelsea fans were even more annoyed with the defender as it led to 20-year-old Jeremie Boga being substituted 16 minutes into his Premier League debut:

Cahill is set to miss the next three league matches through suspension and Chelsea fans are already calling for Antonio Conte to sell their captain:

Could the reigning Premier League champions have had a more disastrous start to the new season?