Cahill: Winning mentality

Gary Cahill says the club's culture of success will help Chelsea as we continue our pursuit of silverware across several competitions this season.

We have started the campaign well across a number of fronts already, sitting just two points off the top of the Premier League in third place, reaching the fourth round of the Carabao Cup and making it two wins from as many matches in the Europa League group stage with victory over Vidi on Thursday, plus the FA Cup still to come in January.

'Every time you go into a competition you want to go as far as you possibly can to win,' he explained. 'That's always been the mindset since I've been at this club, since I first walked through the door.

'We won the Europa League in 2013 and it was an amazing night, an amazing feeling. So I take those memories and I think to myself that I want to do that again. We've been in the FA Cup final twice in two years now, so that's another target for us as well, so there's many targets for the season.

'I wouldn't say any is our best route, we'll have to wait and see how it plays out this season in the league and cup competitions. It's very early days and the team's in good form throughout all the competitions at this moment in time. Long may that continue and let's see how far we can get in each and every one.'

As well as the winning mentality that has been a constant at Stamford Bridge in modern days, Cahill also admits his own personal competitive nature is driving him on to try and add to his already considerable haul of medals in 2018/19.

'Everyone who knows me knows that I'm ambitious in everything I do and that's never going to change,' added the defender. 'I want to go as far as I can in each and every competition for this football club.

'Over the years we've managed to do that on numerous occasions and I'm excited to see how far this team can go this year.

'Like I said, it's very early days, but at the moment we've put ourselves in a good position in each and every one that we've played in. So we just need to keep the momentum building and keep going and let's see where we can go, without getting carried away.'