Written on 13:55:00
Gary Cahill has been a revelation in my eyes as a Chelsea fan ever since he signed for the club and in my view, he doesn't get half the credit he deserves right now. He has really impressed me since he came to the club and has gone about his work quietly. We don't hear from Cahill complaining about being in and out so far this season do we? It's obvious at present that JT and David Luiz are the preferred partnership for RDM but that is about to change.
If as expected, John Terry decides to accept the four game ban handed to him by the FA and put this whole situation to bed finally, Gary Cahill will step into the breach for the most important four games of our season so far.
Tottenham away, Donetsk away, Manchester United at home and then Manchester United in the League Cup at home will see Cahill step in next to David Luiz and Chelsea need him to be at his best.
If you ask me, Cahill is of the John Terry, Jamie Carragher and Michael Dawson mould. The live to defend and keep clean sheets. The are what I call "Old School" and of a certain breed.
For example, do you ever see either of the Ferdinand's literally throw themselves at the ball to stop a shot at goal? Do you ever see any other centre back in the Premier League live and die for a clean sheet?
You just have to look at clips of Gary Cahill playing for Chelsea and literally celebrating when a chance is missed, saved or if a tackle is made to prevent a goal going in and his disappointment when one does go in.
Cahill played a huge part in Chelsea winning the Champions League in Munich having hardly trained for a month beforehand and I honestly believe he will be just as important in the next four games.
People are talking about Cahill filling the void with England that has been left since John Terry announced his retirement but I am wondering just how long it will be before he also does that for Chelsea.
In my mind, he is the future England and Chelsea captain and good luck to him. Maybe then, he will finally get the credit I feel he deserves.
Carefree & KTBFFH.