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  • CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CECH AND CAHILL ON TURNING POINT CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CECH AND CAHILL ON TURNING POINT - 19.04.2014
    Two of the players responsible for ensuring the Blues possess the best defensive record in the Barclays Premier League have been talking exclusively to Chelsea TV ahead of today's game against Sunderland...
  • THURSDAY SIGNING SESSION IN KINGSTON MEGASTORE THURSDAY SIGNING SESSION IN KINGSTON MEGASTORE - 16.04.2014
    Three members of the first team squad, Petr Cech, Gary Cahill and Ramires, will be appearing at the Kingston store on Thursday...
  • SIGNING SESSION WITH TRIO IN KINGSTON MEGASTORE SIGNING SESSION WITH TRIO IN KINGSTON MEGASTORE - 10.04.2014
    Three members of the first team squad will be appearing at the Kingston Megastore next Thursday [17 April], and supporters can come along to meet the players...
  • CAHILL: MASSIVE GAME, MASSIVE TEST CAHILL: MASSIVE GAME, MASSIVE TEST - 02.04.2014
    Gary Cahill is looking forward to testing himself against some of the finest attacking players in European football when we face Paris Saint-Germain tonight...
  • CAHILL: WE MUST BOUNCE BACK CAHILL: WE MUST BOUNCE BACK - 31.03.2014
    Gary Cahill spoke of the collective disappointment following our 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday...
  • REACTION: MASSIVE AND MUCH-NEEDED WIN REACTION: MASSIVE AND MUCH-NEEDED WIN - 24.03.2014
    Two players at the heart of a defence enjoying such a solid season, John Terry and Gary Cahill, spoke after this weekend's big victory...
  • CAHILL: NO SURPRISES CAHILL: NO SURPRISES - 17.03.2014
    Gary Cahill, set to play his 100th Chelsea game on Tuesday evening when we host Galatasaray, will come up against the striker he trained against at least 100 times during the half-season they shared together at Cobham...
  • CAHILL: BIG BOOST CAHILL: BIG BOOST - 24.02.2014
    Gary Cahill values Saturday's win over Everton as not only important for the team's Premier League prospects, but also for their frame of mind as the Champions League campaign restarts this week...
  • CAHILL: PRODUCING HAZARD CAHILL: PRODUCING HAZARD - 09.02.2014
    Following this weekend's win, Gary Cahill added his name to the long list of people praising Eden Hazard's contribution to Chelsea's rise to the top of the table...
  • CAHILL: HUGE PERFORMANCE CAHILL: HUGE PERFORMANCE - 04.02.2014
    Gary Cahill felt our victory against Manchester City was the perfect response to last week's draw against West Ham United...
  • CAHILL: ULTIMATE TEST CAHILL: ULTIMATE TEST - 31.01.2014
    Gary Cahill is hopeful defensive solidity will enable Chelsea to bounce back from the frustration of a home goalless draw against West Ham and secure a positive result at the Etihad on Monday...
  • DEFENSIVE DUO ON BIG WIN DEFENSIVE DUO ON BIG WIN - 20.01.2014
    Two of the defenders responsible for nullifying Manchester United's attacking threat in our 3-1 win against the champions have been reflecting on another important victory...
  • CAHILL AND FOSTER ON FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE CAHILL AND FOSTER ON FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE - 17.01.2014
    Gary Cahill and the former British Olympian swimmer Mark Foster are Chelsea TV's guests on the Friday Night Live sofa ahead of our game with Manchester United…
  • CAHILL AND FOSTER ON FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE CAHILL AND FOSTER ON FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE - 15.01.2014
    Gary Cahill and the former British Olympian swimmer Mark Foster are Chelsea TV's guests on the Friday Night Live sofa ahead of our game with Manchester United…
  • CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CAHILL ON AWAY IMPROVEMENT CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CAHILL ON AWAY IMPROVEMENT - 14.01.2014
    Gary Cahill, who is a guest on Chelsea TV's live phone-in this coming Friday, spoke to the channel in the wake of Saturday's 2-0 win at Hull City...
  • CAHILL: THE RIGHT DIRECTION CAHILL: THE RIGHT DIRECTION - 10.01.2014
    It is a solid defensive unit that travels to face Hull tomorrow, according to Gary Cahill…
  • THE SELECTOR: GARY CAHILL THE SELECTOR: GARY CAHILL - 08.01.2014
    Gary Cahill is the latest player to put six subjects into the categories first, last, best, worst, easiest and hardest…
  • CAHILL: IN A GOOD POSITION CAHILL: IN A GOOD POSITION - 31.12.2013
    Gary Cahill believes the performances produced against our direct rivals this season demonstrate we have every right to be aiming to win the Barclays Premier League title...
  • CAHILL: SMALL MATTERS CAHILL: SMALL MATTERS - 09.12.2013
    Though the concession of six goals in two games is of concern to Gary Cahill, he does not consider it to be indicative of our defending away from home this season...
  • CAHILL: POWERS OF RECOVERY CAHILL: POWERS OF RECOVERY - 05.12.2013
    Gary Cahill believes yesterday's victory at the Stadium of Light was testament to the strength of character within the squad...
  • CAHILL: CHASING CONSISTENCY CAHILL: CHASING CONSISTENCY - 01.12.2013
    Gary Cahill's time with England last month allowed the central defender to become more familiar with some of today's opponents...
  • REACTION: STUDY TIME REACTION: STUDY TIME - 27.11.2013
    Both Fernando Torres and Gary Cahill spoke about taking Tuesday evening's game at Basel as a lesson in the wake of defeat...
  • CAHILL: SQUAD LIFE CAHILL: SQUAD LIFE - 08.11.2013
    Despite Gary Cahill's fine form he knows he is by no means guaranteed a starting berth for tomorrow's game against West Bromwich Albion, such is the quality we possess at the back...
  • CAHILL: MAINTAINING FORM CAHILL: MAINTAINING FORM - 01.11.2013
    Gary Cahill has been speaking to the official Chelsea website ahead of tomorrow's game at Newcastle...
  • THE TWEET SPOT: GARY CAHILL THE TWEET SPOT: GARY CAHILL - 03.10.2013
    Having recently joined the world of social media, Gary Cahill last week answered questions sent in by fans following a request on our @chelseafc Twitter feed...
  • CAHILL: BIG GAMES AHEAD CAHILL: BIG GAMES AHEAD - 27.09.2013
    Gary Cahill, who played and scored in last season's visit to Tottenham, looks ahead to this weekend's meeting...
  • LAMPARD PRAISE FOR DEFENCE DUO LAMPARD PRAISE FOR DEFENCE DUO - 12.09.2013
    Frank Lampard was the Chelsea player in action for England on Tuesday night in Ukraine who naturally drew most attention, but in the wake of the game, he highlighted the displays from his two club colleagues alongside him...
  • CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CAHILL AND LAMPARD ON NATIONAL SERVICE CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CAHILL AND LAMPARD ON NATIONAL SERVICE - 06.09.2013
    Chelsea duo Gary Cahill and Frank Lampard have been looking ahead to England's forthcoming World Cup qualifiers...
  • PUSHING ON PUSHING ON - 01.09.2013
    With the UEFA Super Cup match now in the past, Chelsea's European attention turns to the Champions League group stage which is just two matches away in our forthcoming fixture schedule...
  • REACTION: CANCELLED OUT REACTION: CANCELLED OUT - 27.08.2013
    There was satisfaction around the team following Monday night's goalless draw against Manchester United...
  • INTERNATIONALS: VICTORY FOR ENGLISH PAIR INTERNATIONALS: VICTORY FOR ENGLISH PAIR - 14.08.2013
    Gary Cahill featured for the full 90 minutes while Frank Lampard was a half-time substitute in England's 3-2 win over Scotland at Wembley on Wednesday night...
  • CAHILL: FIT AND READY CAHILL: FIT AND READY - 08.08.2013
    Gary Cahill was among five Chelsea players to complete 90 minutes against Real Madrid on Wednesday night, and despite the result was pleased with the workout...
  • CAHILL: STRONGER AND STRONGER CAHILL: STRONGER AND STRONGER - 26.07.2013
    Gary Cahill completed his first 90 minutes of the summer on Thursday, and flew home to London feeling positive after a fortnight in Asia.
  • CAHILL: TOUGH TEST CAHILL: TOUGH TEST - 17.07.2013
    Gary Cahill is looking forward to getting some match practice on Wednesday when we face the Singha All-Stars in Bangkok, and admits nobody wants to lose the game.
  • CAHILL: SETTLING IN CAHILL: SETTLING IN - 01.07.2013
    Gary Cahill believes our summer on the road will prove useful for the squad's team spirit, and is excited to meet our many Asian fans this month.
  • A QUESTION OF SPORT: CAHILL AND HAZARD A QUESTION OF SPORT: CAHILL AND HAZARD - 21.06.2013
    Professional footballers have spent the majority of their lives focused on mastering their art but, away from the beautiful game, which other sports do they take an interest in?
  • INTERNATIONALS: COLE CAPTAINS AS LAMPARD SCORES INTERNATIONALS: COLE CAPTAINS AS LAMPARD SCORES - 29.05.2013
    Ashley Cole played 53 minutes as captain before handing the armband to goalscorer Frank Lampard in England's 1-1 draw with Ireland at Wembley on Wednesday night.
  • INTERNATIONAL ROUNDUP INTERNATIONAL ROUNDUP - 29.05.2013
    The club campaign may have reached its conclusion, but for a number of our players, holidays will need to be put on hold as they head off to represent their respective nations in the upcoming international matches.
  • CAHILL: NO STOPPING CAHILL: NO STOPPING - 22.05.2013
    With three games left in his season, Gary Cahill is looking forward to his summer holidays after finishing with a flourish.
  • HODGSON CALLS ON CHELSEA TRIO HODGSON CALLS ON CHELSEA TRIO - 16.05.2013
    Three Chelsea players have been named in Roy Hodgson's latest England squad, which was announced earlier today [Thursday]...
  • CAHILL: GREAT LEADER, GREAT GUY CAHILL: GREAT LEADER, GREAT GUY - 11.05.2013
    Gary Cahill has spoken about Stiliyan Petrov's retirement from football ahead of today's game against Aston Villa...
  • CAHILL: GOOD TO BE BACK CAHILL: GOOD TO BE BACK - 30.04.2013
    Gary Cahill expressed his delight at returning to action after playing the full 90 minutes against Swansea City and coming through the game unscathed...
  • BENITEZ: PAIR COULD PLAY BENITEZ: PAIR COULD PLAY - 19.04.2013
    Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill returned to training on Friday, Rafael Benitez has reported.
  • CAHILL RULED OUT OF MONTENEGRO CLASH CAHILL RULED OUT OF MONTENEGRO CLASH - 21.03.2013
    England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed Gary Cahill will play no part in England's World Cup qualifier against Montenegro...
  • CAHILL TO MISS ENGLAND GAME CAHILL TO MISS ENGLAND GAME - 19.03.2013
    The Football Association has this morning (Tuesday) released a statement regarding Gary Cahill's involvement in the forthcoming England internationals...
  • CAHILL HELPS INNOVATIVE PRISON PROJECT CAHILL HELPS INNOVATIVE PRISON PROJECT - 13.03.2013
    Gary Cahill was joined by Minister for Prisons and Rehabilitation Jeremy Wright at Cobham on Tuesday as we celebrated the Chelsea Foundation's Unlocking Potential programme.
  • CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CAHILL'S CUP FOCUS CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CAHILL'S CUP FOCUS - 10.03.2013
    Both Gary Cahill and Wayne Rooney return to their respective team's starting line-up this afternoon at Old Trafford, having been named as substitutes for midweek European matches...
  • CAHILL: HEALTHY SITUATION CAHILL: HEALTHY SITUATION - 20.02.2013
    Gary Cahill says there is a confidence in the camp ahead of Thursday night's Europa League second leg with Sparta Prague at Stamford Bridge.
  • WIN A CAHILL SHIRT WITH OUR FACEBOOK COMPETITION APP WIN A CAHILL SHIRT WITH OUR FACEBOOK COMPETITION APP - 11.02.2013
    You can win a signed Gary Cahill shirt by signing up with our new Facebook competition app...
  • COLE SET TO JOIN 100 CLUB COLE SET TO JOIN 100 CLUB - 31.01.2013
    Ashley Cole is in line to earn his 100th England cap after being named in Roy Hodgson's squad for next week's friendly against Brazil at Wembley...
  • CAHILL'S FLYING 50 CAHILL'S FLYING 50 - 30.01.2013
    Gary Cahill is in line to make his 50th Chelsea appearance tonight, and has been reflecting on a year in Blue as he prepares for the challenge of Reading...
  • CAHILL: TOUGH TEST CAHILL: TOUGH TEST - 28.01.2013
    A couple of moments of individual class coupled with the team's determination not to be victims of a cup upset saved the day at Brentford decided Gary Cahill after the game...
  • CAHILL: CONSISTENCY THE KEY CAHILL: CONSISTENCY THE KEY - 22.01.2013
    Gary Cahill believes we can take heart from our first-half performance in Sunday's win over Arsenal as we attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Swansea City in the Capital One Cup semi-final...
  • CAHILL: FACING THE CHALLENGE CAHILL: FACING THE CHALLENGE - 01.01.2013
    Gary Cahill hopes our rich vein of form at the end of 2012 will run into 2013 when we entertain neighbours Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday...
  • CAHILL CONFIDENCE CAHILL CONFIDENCE - 24.12.2012
    Chelsea have so far made light of the gruelling effects of a trip to Japan and back to play in an important tournament. Gary Cahill speaks about big wins over Leeds and Aston Villa...
  • CAHILL: TOUGH TEST CAHILL: TOUGH TEST - 23.12.2012
    A product of Aston Villa's youth system, Gary Cahill believes we face an improving young side at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon...
  • REACTION:TOUGH TO TAKE REACTION:TOUGH TO TAKE - 16.12.2012
    Gary Cahill and Frank Lampard reflect on a night of disappointment in Yokohama...
  • CAHILL: BUSY BUILDING CAHILL: BUSY BUILDING - 07.12.2012
    Gary Cahill maintains there are positives to be taken from Chelsea's midweek Champions League win, and insists the club will go into the Europa League intending to win it...
  • CAHILL: PLAYING THE LONG GAME CAHILL: PLAYING THE LONG GAME - 30.11.2012
    Gary Cahill knows what to expect from West Ham on Saturday, and believes our defensive improvement will need to continue as we look to fend off a side earning a reputation for its direct style.
  • CAHILL: SWEET VICTORY CAHILL: SWEET VICTORY - 08.11.2012
    Gary Cahill acknowledged the nature of our win over Shakhtar Donetsk made the victory all the more enjoyable...
  • CAHILL: THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT CAHILL: THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT - 01.11.2012
    Gary Cahill, one of only two Chelsea outfielders to play every minute of the doubler-header against Manchester United, is enjoying being part of a team that looks so good going forward...
  • CAHILL: RECOVERY AND REWARD CAHILL: RECOVERY AND REWARD - 28.10.2012
    Gary Cahill is eager to get back on the pitch against Manchester United this afternoon in what he describes as a 'massive' fixture.
  • EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS SIGNING AT THE BRIDGE TODAY EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS SIGNING AT THE BRIDGE TODAY - 25.10.2012
    Three England internationals and stars of our heroic win in Munich will be at the Stamford Bridge Megastore today today (Thursday) to sign copies of the new Kings of Europe book...
  • EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS SIGNING AT THE BRIDGE TODAY EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS SIGNING AT THE BRIDGE TODAY - 23.10.2012
    Three England internationals and stars of our heroic win in Munich will be at the Stamford Bridge Megastore today on Thursday to sign copies of the new Kings of Europe book...
  • REACTION: THAT'S THE WAY TO DO IT REACTION: THAT'S THE WAY TO DO IT - 21.10.2012
    Gary Cahill and Juan Mata, the scorers of three out of Chelsea's four goals at White Hart Lane, both spoke afterwards about the character evident when recovering from Tottenham's 10-minute assault at the start of the second half...
  • EURO HEROES SIGNING AT THE BRIDGE EURO HEROES SIGNING AT THE BRIDGE - 02.10.2012
    Three England internationals and stars of our heroic win in Munich will be at the Stamford Bridge Megastore on Thursday, October 25 to sign copies of the new Kings of Europe book.
  • CAHILL: BOUNCING BACK CAHILL: BOUNCING BACK - 15.09.2012
    Following a three-week hiatus, the Blues return to league action with a short trip to Queens Park Rangers later today, and Gary Cahill, who has played in his fair share of local derbies, is relishing the prospect of competing in such an atmosphere...
  • LAMPARD: QUALITY CAHILL HAS NOTHING TO PROVE LAMPARD: QUALITY CAHILL HAS NOTHING TO PROVE - 10.09.2012
    Gary Cahill looks set to fill in for his injured Chelsea team-mate John Terry when England continue their World Cup qualifying campaign against Ukraine...
  • BLUES SET SIGHTS ON BRAZIL BLUES SET SIGHTS ON BRAZIL - 06.09.2012
    There is likely to be no shortage of Chelsea players in action when England and Belgium begin their respective World Cup qualifiers on Friday evening...
  • CAHILL: STURRIDGE READY TO SHINE CAHILL: STURRIDGE READY TO SHINE - 05.09.2012
    Gary Cahill has praised his Chelsea team-mate Daniel Sturridge ahead of England's forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine...
  • CAHILL: OPPORTUNITY MISSED CAHILL: OPPORTUNITY MISSED - 01.09.2012
    Gary Cahill was in no mood for excuses after Friday night's defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid in Monaco.
  • CAHILL CONFIDENT CAHILL CONFIDENT - 23.08.2012
    Gary Cahill, scorer of Chelsea's equaliser against Reading, believed the team would go on to win the game once he had netted that second goal...
  • BERTRAND EARNS ENGLAND CALL-UP BERTRAND EARNS ENGLAND CALL-UP - 10.08.2012
    Ryan Bertrand has earned his first call-up to the senior England squad for the friendly against Italy in Berne next week...
  • CAHILL: GOOD GAUGE CAHILL: GOOD GAUGE - 04.08.2012
    Gary Cahill is hoping to be involved in this afternoon's final public dress rehearsal at Brighton before next weekend's Community Shield show at Villa Park.
  • CAHILL: SHARP STATESIDE CAHILL: SHARP STATESIDE - 21.07.2012
    Gary Cahill admits he is surprised at the squad's level of fitness in his first Chelsea pre-season.
  • BLUES PAIR TWEET THE FANS BLUES PAIR TWEET THE FANS - 12.07.2012
    Gary Cahill and Josh McEachran have both been sharing their thoughts with fans via Twitter over the past couple of days.
  • CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CAHILL CHIN UP CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CAHILL CHIN UP - 12.07.2012
    Gary Cahill's remarkable 2012 took another twist during the summer when an injury ruled our Champions League-winning central defender out of Euro 2012...
  • CHELSEA 2012: GARY CAHILL CHELSEA 2012: GARY CAHILL - 09.07.2012
    As the countdown continues to the London Olympics, Gary Cahill, who recently moved to the capital, is the next to answer our questionnaire on the summer games...
  • LOOKING BACK: NO 24 LOOKING BACK: NO 24 - 05.07.2012
    There is little doubt that the 2011/12 campaign will hold a special place in the heart of Gary Cahill, perhaps even more than some of his teammates...
  • MY FIRST DAY: PART FOUR MY FIRST DAY: PART FOUR - 05.07.2012
    The first day in any new workplace can often be a daunting one, but how does it feel when you join a top, Premier League football club?
  • EURO 2012 PREVIEW: ENGLAND EURO 2012 PREVIEW: ENGLAND - 07.06.2012
    For the first time in many years, England head into a major tournament with very little expectation weighing on their shoulders...
  • CAHILL TO MISS EUROS CAHILL TO MISS EUROS - 03.06.2012
    The FA have today [3 June] confirmed that Gary Cahill will miss the European Championships...
  • CAHILL'S CUPS CAHILL'S CUPS - 22.05.2012
    A Chelsea player for a little over four months, Gary Cahill is reflecting on his acquisition of two winner's medals already, a far cry from the relegation battle he exchanged for Stamford Bridge in January.
  • CAHILL: MAD SEASON CAHILL: MAD SEASON - 18.05.2012
    It's been a mixed season at Stamford Bridge, with the achievement of winning the FA Cup slightly soured by our inability to finish in the top four...
  • CAHILL FEELING GOOD CAHILL FEELING GOOD - 16.05.2012
    Gary Cahill believes his race to be fit for the Champions League Final is being won...
  • CALL CAHILL LIVE ON CHELSEA TV CALL CAHILL LIVE ON CHELSEA TV - 27.04.2012
    Fast-establishing himself as a fans' favourite, Gary Cahill will now be speaking to supporters directly when he is the guest on Chelsea TV's 'Friday Night Live' this week...
  • CAHILL: DIGGING IN CAHILL: DIGGING IN - 26.04.2012
    Gary Cahill admitted to being more nervous as a spectator than he had been as a player in the wake of our unforgettable 2-2 draw in Barcelona...
  • CAHILL: SOUND START CAHILL: SOUND START - 30.03.2012
    The fact Gary Cahill has developed his natural talent to a level where he is competing in the upper reaches of the Barclays Premier League is down in some measure to the work of an ex-Chelsea player...
  • CAHILL: CAN'T COMPLAIN CAHILL: CAN'T COMPLAIN - 26.03.2012
    In the midst of the season's busiest period, Gary Cahill insists he would have it no other way.
  • CAHILL: KEEPING FAITH CAHILL: KEEPING FAITH - 22.03.2012
    Gary Cahill, in the wake of defeat at Manchester City on Wednesday night, insists the result has not dented belief within Chelsea that the season will end in achievement....
  • CAHILL: ALL COMING TOGETHER CAHILL: ALL COMING TOGETHER - 12.03.2012
    Gary Cahill considers us far better equipped to deal with Napoli on Wednesday night now John Terry has returned to action.
  • INTERNATIONALS: MALOUDA MAKES A DIFFERENCE INTERNATIONALS: MALOUDA MAKES A DIFFERENCE - 29.02.2012
    Gary Cahill and Florent Malouda were goalscorers on a Wednesday night of international friendlies across Europe, but with contrasting results...
  • CAHILL: MUCH TO PLAY FOR CAHILL: MUCH TO PLAY FOR - 27.02.2012
    After helping his new side to an important victory against his former club, Gary Cahill paid tribute to David Luiz, following an assured display by the technically gifted Brazilian...
  • CAHILL: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY CAHILL: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY - 22.02.2012
    Champions League debutant Gary Cahill admitted it was not an occasion for him to savour on Tuesday evening.
  • CAHILL: MORE OF THE SAME CAHILL: MORE OF THE SAME - 10.02.2012
    Having made his Chelsea debut, Gary Cahill is now eager to press on and help his side revert back to winning ways against Everton...
  • Name: Gary Cahill
  • Nationality: English
  • Date of Birth: 19/12/1985
  • Height: 193 cm
  • Weight: 86.0 kg
  • Previous Clubs: Bolton, Aston Villa, Sheff Utd, Burnley, Aston Villa
  • Position: Defender

Chelsea career
Gary Cahill signed for Chelsea in mid-January 2012.

At the time, he became the fifth England international in the squad, although over the course of his time with the Blues, Ryan Bertrand has also gained senior England recognition, while John Terry announced his retirement from international football. On moving to Stamford Bridge from Bolton Wanderers, Cahill took the number 24 shirt.

He didn't get his first Blues appearances for a couple of weeks as Andre Villas-Boas chose to give him time to acclimatise in west London, but he did start the dramatic 3-3 draw with Manchester United and, despite the comeback from the visitors, looked to be showing the early signs of a promising partnership with David Luiz.

From that point onwards, Cahill was regularly involved, as knocks to central defenders afforded him opportunities, and he also showed the goalscoring prowess previously on display at former club Bolton and with the England national team, netting two during March.

Cahill enjoyed arguably his most impressive game in a Chelsea shirt during the 1-0 Champions League semi-final first leg victory over Barcelona, but having picked up an injury in the return, he missed the last month of the season, including the FA Cup Final win against Liverpool at Wembley.

However, having been passed fit only days ahead of the Champions League Final, Cahill started the game against Bayern Munich and played the full 120 minutes, picking up a Champions League winners' medal and ending a memorable season in the best possible fashion.

He was an unused substitute for our opening game of the 2012/13 campaign at Wigan, before being restored to the starting line-up for the following game against Reading, where he scored our third goal in a 4-2 victory. Cahill also netted in the 4-1 UEFA Super Cup defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid.

Cahill was sent off in the FIFA Club World Cup final against Corinthians after lashing out following a challenge by Emerson.

The defender was forced to miss a crucial run of games when he picked up a knee injury in a 2-0 home win over West Ham United.

After making his return in the 2-0 home win over Swansea, however, he played a crucial role as the season drew to a close, laying on the opening goal for Oscar in our 2-2 home draw with Tottenham Hotspur, while making a timely block to preserve our 2-1 lead in the Europa League final late in the game.

Pre-Chelsea
Born in Sheffield in December 1985, Cahill joined Aston Villa's Academy as a 15-year-old but joined Burnley on a half-season loan in late 2004, making his Football League debut in a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

He made 32 appearances in all competitions for the Clarets, winning both Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards at Turf Moor before returning to Villa's first-team setup in late 2005, making his bow in an 8-3 win against Wycombe in the League Cup, but it was not until April that he made a Premier League appearance in a 5-0 defeat at Arsenal.

The defender kept his place however and began the next season at the centre of defence under Martin O' Neill, but after just two appearances in 2007/08 he went out on loan again, signing for Sheffield United in the Championship, scoring twice in 16 games for the Bramall Lane club.

A £5 million move to Bolton followed in January 2008 and Cahill quickly settled at the Reebok Stadium, becoming a fixture in Gary Megson's side and helping them avoid relegation.

Form at club level had remained consistently high under the guidance of Owen Coyle, and he played 36 league games during 2010/11, but stated he would not be signing a new contract for the Lancashire club when his current deal expired in 2012.

This led to interest from a number of top clubs but it was Stamford Bridge Cahill favoured as a destination.

International career
An England Under-21 international since early 2007, Cahill was added to the full England squad for a World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan in June 2009, but had to wait until September 2010 for a debut, when he replaced the injured Michael Dawson to partner John Terry in a 4-0 win over Bulgaria.

In March 2011, Cahill made his first England start in a friendly against Ghana, and scored his first international goal away in Bulgaria in September.

After impressing during his first five months at Stamford Bridge, Cahill was selected as part of the 23-man England squad for the European Championships. However, in the final warm-up game before departure, he collided with goalkeeper Joe Hart, fracturing his jaw in two places, and was subsequently ruled out of the tournament.

Having missed the tournament, he made his international return for the friendly win against Italy, before being named in Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine in September 2012.

He was then forced to miss crucial World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro after injuring his knee in a league game against West Ham United, but played a pivotal role as England qualified for the 2014 World Cup later in the year. Cahill produced a man-of-the-match display in the tightly-contested 0-0 draw with closest challengers Ukraine in Kiev, and has truly cemented himself as a first-choice centre-back under Roy Hodgson.  

 

Select Season

Defensive Stats

  • Goals Conceded/Game1.38
  • Shots on Target/Goals Conceded5.09
  • Clean Sheets/Game0.31

Attacking Stats

  • Goals17
  • Shots/Goals Ratio0.1
  • Shots on Target Ratio0.56

How Goals Scored

  • Left Foot4
  • Right Foot8
  • Headers5
  • Other0

Discipline

  • Red Cards2
  • Yellow Cards24
  • Fouls174
  • Fouls/Cards Ration0.15

Goals Times

How Goals Scored