Interview

Lifting the Lid: Willy Caballero

It is Willy Caballero's turn to share some nuggets about his team-mates from behind the scenes...

The Chelsea goalkeeper tells us why a certain defender would be a useful weapon up front and fills us in on who is the biggest joker in the dressing room, as well as answering a question set by Marcos Alonso, who was the last player to take part in the feature.
 

Who has been the best player in training lately?

This is not a fair question, it’s very hard, but if I had to say one it would be Jorginho. Willian and Eden Hazard have also been very good.
 

Of the outfield players, who would also make a good goalkeeper?

I think either Marcos Alonso or Alvaro Morata.

Of the defenders, who would make the best striker?

Gary Cahill because he has a big head and he can smash the ball into the goal with it. He's very good in front of goal.
 

Who do you sit with on away trips? What do you do to pass the time?

We have a table in the middle, and I sit with Kepa, Alvaro and Davide Zappacosta. We like talking, watching some videos and sometimes I like going to the other table to play Parcheesi, which is a Spanish game, with Marcos, Cesc Fabregas and Pedro.
 

Who is good at lifting morale after a bad result?

I try to do my best after a good or bad result but the most experienced players in those situations, such as the captain or Cesc, are always very good.
 

Who is the biggest joker in the dressing room?

Alvaro for sure, he’s number one. But after him there is a big list, we have a lot of jokers.
 

Who is the quietest?

That’s N’Golo Kante, 100 per cent.

Who is the loudest?

Probably Toni Rudiger.
 

Who is good at free-kicks in training that we might not know about?

I would say Olivier Giroud, who took a few good ones last week, and also Ross Barkley.
 

Who is the most active on Instagram?

I’d say Alvaro and Marcos are head to head, Zappacosta as well. The rest of us use it sometimes but not lots.
 

If you could book any music act to play at Under the Bridge [the venue at Stamford Bridge], who would it be and which players would you try to convince to come with you?

I would like to book Guns N' Roses [video below] but I don’t think I would be able to convince any of the players to come because they all like different music, more modern stuff.

 

Which player should the fans follow on social media?

Everybody.
 

Who do you eat lunch with at Cobham?

Recently we have been training a lot in the afternoons so I have lunch at home, but otherwise Rob Green and Danny Drinkwater are usually in early so I eat with them.

And the question from Marcos - Who is the best at Parcheesi?

I was the last player to be introduced to this game so I'll be honest and say I'm not the best, but I'm definitely not the worst (laughs). Who is the best? It's hard to choose between Marcos, Cesc and Pedro, I'll let them decide.

 

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