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Chelsea defender and captain Gary Cahill has praised his teammate Andreas Christensen, who’s currently replacing David Luiz in the centre of defense, alongside the England international and Cesar Azpilicueta.

Cahill told BT Sports“At this football club, you don’t get given gifts, you don’t get given time to play if you’re not good enough. He’s proven that he’s more than capable. He’s growing stronger and stronger every game he plays. It’s natural as well, you get more belief and more confidence from his performances. He’s proven to be a very good footballer”.

“You don’t have to worry every two minutes what he’s doing or what he’s up to or telling him to go here or go there. And that’s a worrying factor. I think it’s one of the positives things you don’t have to do. You feel you can leave him to play his own game. He’s a very good footballer and he can only improve.”

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Chelsea defender and captain Gary Cahill was crucial in 2012 when the Blues eliminated Barcelona, before winning the UEFA Champions League trophy against Bayern Munich at Allianz ArenA.

The England defender, who featured alongside David Luiz in Munich, told Chelsea’s official website: “In a weird way I kind of expected it, there were only three options so it was quite a likely outcome. It will be a very tough game but it’s a great fixture to look forward to, both for us as players and the supporters”.

“It’s a very difficult tie but hugely exciting for everybody. We have good memories from the last time we played them and obviously we went on to win the trophy”.

Then he reminded: “We beat them 1-0 at home and then held them away, that famous game at the Nou Camp, so they’re great memories”.

“This stands alone, two big games. They’re a tough opponent but I’m sure they will be looking at us in the same way”.

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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill was clearly disappointed after the Blues defeat at West Ham, admitting his side was poor in this afternoon clash:

“I thought we were miles off it from the start of the game. We allowed them to get the early goal which was a poor goal to concede on our behalf because we’ve been tight at the back of late,” Cahill told Sky Sports.

“We tried to get back into the game but that laboured start carried on throughout the game. We just didn’t play our stuff. They got the ball and then sat behind the ball, trying to hit us on the break.

“It’s frustrating in terms of wasting a bit of time, which was clever play from them, but we weren’t at the races today for whatever reason. It’s very disappointing to come off and feel like that.

“There was no lack of effort there, that’s not the case, it’s just that things weren’t going for us. The passing was off, we didn’t create as much as we have been doing for whatever reason. It’s disappointing because we had a chance and to give up chances like that can hurt you.”

It was the second game in five days for Chelsea after their 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in Champions League last Tuesday, but Cahill refused to use that as a reason for the performance in a match he felt they had to win.

“I’m one to sit here and make excuses. The fact is we’ve got loads of games, we played in the Champions League and get the early kick off on Saturday, and they’re the facts, that’s what is happening.

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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill belives Antonio Conte‘s side deserved to defeat Atletico Madrid tonight in their last game of Champions League‘s group stage.

“We more than deserved the win, we had some fantastic chances,” – Cahill told BT Sport. – “How have we not won? We should have won. You can pick holes in any goal you concede but overall our performance was good. Jan Oblak was fantastic today, he’s had an amazing game.”

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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill admits the Blues have to think not only about their chances to defend the Premier League title, but they also focus on finishing into the top four of the table to play in the Champions League also next season.

“It will be a scrap to get into the top four this season. When the season started, everyone was saying that there are six teams that can win the League. There are not going to be four teams that are going to run away with it. It will be tight all the way to the very end”. – Cahill told the Evening Standard – “That is one of the reasons why it is important to beat Swansea. But the main reason is to stay close to the top as much as we can. I don’t think we can keep looking behind us. We are not even at Christmas yet. The right thing and the most positive thing is to keep looking at the team at the front. We have two home games this week so it is an opportunity for us if we start with a win tonight. We can go into it with confidence off the back of our recent performances.”

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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill reflected on his side’s away draw against Liverpool at Anfield this evening, a result which means the Premier League champions reman third with 26 points.

“I thought on reflection in the second-half we deserved to equal the game up. – he told BT Sport – They had some good spells in the first half we had some in the second. They did cause us some problems at times and I’m sure we did them,”

About the controversial goal scored by Willian: “You’ll have to ask him if it was cross. We’re delighted it went in, we deserved to get the goal”.

Manchester City could extend their gap on Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham if they beat Huddersfield at home tomorrow: “If we were in their shoes we’d be delighted with that – Cahill added – But we have some good games coming up and clearly this is a difficult place to come. It was important we didn’t lose today.”

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Chelsea didn’t conced goals for two consecutive games in the last few days beating 4-0 both West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League and Qarabag in the Champions League.

David Luiz was back in action Wednesday night and the Blues captain believes Gary Cahill believes his presence has a good effect in particular on a player, Andreas Christensen: “David came back in and performed well,” -Cahill said. – “Andreas is a younger version of him if you like. I feel like David can offer Andreas a lot of help in his progression. He has been there and done it at the top, top level, he has won many trophies. David is a very experienced defender and Andreas’ attributes are very similar. I feel that he [Luiz] can advise him tremendously and he has done up until now.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Gary Cahill of Chelsea and David Silva of Manchester City battle for possession during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on September 30, 2017 in London, England.

Gary Cahill warns Manchester City: despite the Citizens leading the Premier League table with 34 points in 12 games, 8 more than Manchester United and 9 more than Chelsea, the Blues captain believes that Pep Guardiola’s side still have a long way to go before securing the title:

“They’ve started off full steam ahead and that’s great for them, but we’re not even at Christmas yet, so let’s just hold fire and see how they get on,” the centre-back told Chelsea’s website.

“They look fantastic at the moment and we have taken a fair bit of criticism at times this season, but we’ve had three clean sheets on the bounce in the league now, it was a great performance and we’ve got a long way still to go.”

Speaking about yesterday’s win at West Brom Cahill said:

“I have to admit it was a superb performance from us, from every single player, and collectively we are very happy,” the 31-year-old said. “I felt we played some good football, we kept the ball when we needed to and we scored goals. We saw a bit of everything from us, so performance-wise it was very, very good.

“We were away from home so we expected to be under a bit of pressure, especially early on, and they did come out of the traps pretty quick. We had five or 10 minutes where we had to get hold of the game, but I thought we dealt with that very quickly and once we had control of the game, we went from strength to strength.

“I’m sure they found it very difficult to play against us, we always seemed to have an option to get out of trouble and there was a lot of composure on the ball, which allowed us to keep it for long periods.

“So it was a great team performance, one we have kind of been waiting for, and the scoreline we have been kind of waiting for, so we’re delighted.”

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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has warned his teammates ahead of today’s clash agains West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns, where Antonio Conte won the title in May last season.

“I have great memories from the game there last season – Cahill admitted – But in the past it’s not always been that way in terms of dominating games and getting convincing victories there,”

“Every time you mention you’re going away to West Brom people pull a face as if to suggest you’re going to have a difficult time, and rightly so, because it’s always a tough place to go and we expect that again”.

Cahill believes Chelsea have to show the right pace and character against the Baggies: “Obviously our most recent memory there was a good one but this is a new season and that almost means nothing now, so we’ll just approach it in the same way we did the Man United game”.


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Speaking to Chelsea official website, captain Gary Cahill admits the win vs Watford was useful not only for the Premier League table, but also to restore a bit of confidence for the Blues ahead of a busy schedule with four games in three different competitions before the next international break.

“The hardest thing is when things aren’t going so well and you have to dig in and get results, and Saturday was one of those.” – Cahill said – “When you’re in a difficult moment the mood is going to be slightly down because everyone’s disappointed, they want to win. But that’s not just the case here, or with this team, I would guess it’s the same at every other big club. I spoke in my programme notes about getting the consistency. If we get some games won back to back, all of a sudden it lifts, but we went into the Watford game off the back of two defeats and you kind of feel the weight. It’s all about character and we showed that. Now we move onto the next one and try to build a bit of momentum that way. All of a sudden, when you get a few back-to-back wins you’ll see how everything lifts and we’ll get back to expressing ourselves as we normally do.”


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