Chelsea defender Gary Cahill insists he is not listening to his critics after making a couple of costly mistakes this season.
The former Bolton man has been guilty of several errors already this term, leading to questions over whether he should be in the team.
Cahill's most high-profile mistake came when Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez robbed him of the ball inside his own half during the Gunners' 3-0 rout.
Antonio Conte appears to be keeping faith with the England international and Cahill insists he only needs to prove his quality to the manager.
The 30-year-old feels the mistakes can easily be ironed out of his game and insists the criticism is unfair.
Cahill said: “I don’t care what anybody says, I don’t listen to anybody.
“The only people I have to prove myself to is the manager of the football club that I’m playing at and my team-mates that I’m playing with.
“For me, my form up to Swansea [last month’s 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium] was fine. I was playing well, I was happy. But then I made a few big errors and we all know that when you make a few errors in football, basic ones as well, it gets noticed. I’m not stupid.
“If you make a couple of mistakes in a couple of big games, then all of a sudden the whole season is tarnished like you’re having a bit of a nightmare. Yet it’s not like you can turn around and say ‘he’s lost his legs or is being beaten all ends up.’
“I basically made my own mistakes out of nothing, so as ridiculously bad as they were, they are also easy to correct.”