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Blues defender Gary Cahill has revealed the men who had the greatest influence on him as a player.

Cahill has developed into one of the best centre-halves in the country and has worked under a host of top names over the his career.

Despite being coached by the likes of Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez and Roberto Di Matteo, the England international has given the credit to his coaches from his time in the youth system.

CRYSTAL PALACE vs CHELSEA - Premier League 2014/2015

Cahill said: “Gordan Cowans, he was technically gifted and wanted to put his stamp on the team, getting us to play football and keep the ball,

“We also had Tony McAndrew and Kevin MacDonald, they were really strict but both excellent coaches.

“Looking back now they certainly had an impact on my career and that’s probably why they’ve had so much success with players coming through.

“I had a good time with them even though at times they could be harsh.”

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Harry Kane has been given his first England start

Italy 1-1 England – Full Time Score

Italy and England finished all square in Turin tonight as England took on Italy in an International Friendly.

The Three Lions were looking to continue their winning streak to seven games as they take on an Italy side looking to bounce back after a disappointing 2-2 draw with Bulgaria in their last European Qualifier. Wayne Rooney struck the bar early on.

England manager Roy Hodgson gave Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who scored after just 80 seconds after coming on in his first game for England, his first start. However, Chelsea defender Gary Cahill was dropped to the bench – one of five changes made for tonight’s game.

However, Southampton striker Graziano Pelle opened the scoring with 30 minutes played. But Tottenham midfielder Andros Townsend scored with a superb strike from just outside the box to equalise with just over 10 minutes remaining.



Italy: Buffon, Bonucci, Ranocchia, Chiellini, Darmian (Antonelli, 73′), Soriano, Valdifiori (Verrati, 67′), Parolo, Florenzi (Abate, 60′), Eder (Vazquez, 61′), Pelle (Immobile, 61′)

England: Hart, Clyne (Walker, 45′), Smalling (Carrick, 43′), Jagielka, Gibbs, Jones, Delph (Townsend, 70′), Walcott (Barkley, 55′), Rooney, Henderson, Kane



Italy: Sirigu, Abate, Antonelli, Candreva, Zaza, Immobile, Verratti, Cerci, Barzagli, Gabbiadini, Vazquez, Moretti, Santon, Marchetti

England: Butland, Cahill, Walker, Carrick, Townsend, Mason, Bertrand, Barkley, Green

Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

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This weekend the Premier League and all the other major European championships will stop for the last international break of the season.

Many Chelsea players are involved with their national teams, let’s see a list of all of them:





– Fabregas

– Diego Costa was selected but he had to go back to London for hamstring injury




-Filipe Luis


– Cuadrado


– Zouma


– Hazard



– Cech



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Chelsea celebration
Chelsea celebration

Courtois 7.5- Made a terrible error for the equaliser but saved the game with a triple save in the second half. Was commanding throughut the second half.

Ivanovic 6- Was caught out for both goals but did improve as the game went on and was willing to get forward.

Cahill 6–  It is becoming apparent he is out of his depth at this level, should be replaced by Zouma in the near future.

Terry 6.5- Was commanding in the second half but did not organise his defence in the first, is becoming more and more vulnerable when the ball is put over his head

Filipe Luis 6- Was bright late on but did make errors in the first.

Ramires 6.5 Much better in the second half than he was the first. Substituted in the second half. (Oscar – 61′ )

Matic 7- Lost control in the first half but retained the pace of the game in the second, the exception of a few moments.

Willian 7- Showed great energy in the second half but struggled to find space in front of a very organised defence.Set up the winning goal, however.(Zouma – 80′ )

Fàbregas 7- Anonymous in the first half but did show creativity in he second half. Slowly getting back to form.

Hazard 8- By far Chelsea’s most likely outlet throughout and scored a great goal in the first half. Was a menace throghout. Man of the match.

Diego Costa 7- Finished the second goal briliantly but was often left isolated for the rest of the game, despte his hardwork. (Remy – 75′ )


Oscar 6- Brought on in the second half but struggled to get into the game.

Zouma 7- Brought on late on to protect the lead and did his job.

Remy 7- Scored the winning goal which should have been saved.


Jose Mourinho 7- The team started very well but the defence is still a worry. His subsitions, particuarly Remy, changed the result.


Chelsea sold Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid few days ago, but Alvaro Morata, scoring a hattrick yesterday vs Stoke City demostrated that Blues fans shouldn't worry. Former Chelsea player Glenn Hoddle also believes now Antonio...