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.
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.”