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Gary Cahill | Defensemen | #24

Team: Chelsea
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 190

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Antonio Conte named Eden Hazard and Diego Costa on the Chelsea bench for Saturdays FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur.
Former England international, and current BBC pundit Gary Lineker, revealed via his personal Twitter account around 3:30pm that the pair had been dropped, news which was confirmed officially 45 minutes later. Undoubtedly, Conte picked his side with one eye on Tuesdays Premier League clash vs Southampton, with today’s opponents pushing hard in second place just four-points behind. As expected, Chelsea were able to welcome back Thibaut Courtois [ankle], Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso [both illness] but despite a return to training, Gary Cahill was not risked at Wembley. Nathan Ake was named in the starting XI for the first time since February while Michy Batshuayi comes in for only his third start of the year. Apr 22 - 12:09 PM

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Antonio Conte will have to adjust his defensive tactics ahead of Saturday's FA Cup semifinal with Gary Cahill ruled out due to illness.

Cahill has been a consistent piece of a stalwart defense that has become a bit leaky in recent weeks, among seeing the club's lead atop the table cut to four points by Saturday's opponent at Wembley. Against Spurs, Conte could revert to a four-man back-line or bring John Terry into a three-man central defense. Said the manager: "This period is not a lucky period for us. When we started training on Tuesday he arrived at the training ground with a bit of a fever, and our doctor preferred to bring him to the hospital and check his condition. It’s not a serious problem. Now Gary is getting better and is improving a lot. If you ask me for tomorrow my answer is it’s very difficult, yes."
Apr 21 - 12:31 PM

Gary Cahill conceded a penalty late in the first half but redeemed himself with an 87th minute winner at the Britannia as Chelsea bested Stoke City 2-1 on Saturday.

The Blues center back looked like he was going to be the goat on the day as the match came down the stretch. His trip/push on Jon Walters had allowed the Potters to equalize Willian's early set piece goal. The Potters gave as good as they got until Cahill came to the rescue late. A corner kick rebounded around the box to the feet of David Luiz who shot from the top of the box. All the Potters could do was block the shot and the rebound fell to Cahill who powered it home for the 87th minute winner. The win came despite Eden Hazard missing out on the match.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 18 - 1:35 PM

Gary Cahill started the match and scored a goal in England's 3-0 victory over Scotland at Wembley on Friday night.

Cahill was paired with Manchester City's John Stones at the center of England's defense, which was no surprise as the duo has anchored the backline in all four World Cup qualifiers thus far. Cahill, who scored for Chelsea in recent matches against West Ham and Manchester United, scored his goal in the 61st minute when he beat his mark and glanced a header into the far corner. Cahill will however miss England's next World Cup qualifier, against Lithuana in March, after picking up a yellow card for the second WCQ match in a row.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 05:17:00 PM

Chelsea saw their run of three successive wins ended with a 2-1 defeat against rivals West Ham on Wednesday night.

Antonio Conte's side were knocked out of the EFL Cup at the fourth stage after three league wins over Hull City, Leicester and Manchester United. Chelsea fell behind early when Cheikhou Kouyate headed past Asmir Begovic and failed to level the score in the first half despite decent opportunities from N'Golo Kante and Michy Batshuayi. Prospects of mounting a comeback got even dimmer when Edimiilson Fernandes extended West Ham's lead just two minutes after the restart. Conte attempted to spark a s resurgence by introducing Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Pedro in the second half but it was too late, their lone goal came in injury time from Gary Cahill. Chelsea will now re-focus their efforts on the Premier League and look to bounce back against Southampton on Sunday.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 03:39:00 PM

Gary Cahill and Daniel Sturridge have returned to full training with the England national team after missing the past week.

Sturridge has yet to feature for the Three Lions in the team's pre-Euro friendlies over the past two weeks due to a calf injury while Cahill was held out of action against Australia due to a hip complaint. But Sturridge's place in the final squad could be in danger with Marcus Rashford impressing in his debut on Friday with a goal in the first three minutes. Meanwhile, Ryan Bertrand was held out of training as he receives treatment for a knock while Fabian Delph looks to miss out on the tournament due to injury.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, May 31, 2016 02:33:00 AM

Roy Hodgson insists the fitness of Gary Cahill is not an issue despite the Chelsea defender struggling due to an ongoing hip problem.

The 30-year-old is one of only three centre-halves expected to be included in the 23-man Euro squad and in spite of John Stones’ lack of international experience, the Three Lions manager is not tempted to take anyone else alongside Chris Smalling. Cahill was a doubt for last weekends’ friendly with Turkey but had an injection prior the game. Even though he came through 90 minutes, Cahill was slightly hampered and a decision was taken on Monday for another jab which would help clear the problem. "I decided with physio Gary Lewin and the doctor that this was the best thing to do," Roy Hodgson said. "He’s played a lot of football and it was very unlikely one player would play in all three preparation games from the beginning."
Source: The Mirror
Fri, May 27, 2016 11:48:00 AM

Guus Hiddink confirms Gary Cahill and John Terry will return to Mondays' match day squad when the Blues take on London rivals Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.

The Dutchman revealed Terry has recovered from the Achilles problem which kept him side-lined for the last month while Cahill missed the win at Bournemouth due to illness. In their absence, Hiddink opted for John Obi Mikel to partner Branislav Ivanovic in the heart of the Chelsea defence leaving youngster Matt Miazga on the bench, however, it’s a combination we’ll not be seeing again any time soon. With the skipper not ready to play 90 minutes just yet, Cahill should return to the line-up. Eden Hazard is also expected to be named in the starting XI following his brace in the 4-1 victory at the Vitality.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 10:47:00 AM

Gary Cahill returned from international duty with an unspecified "tendon problem" which is still being assessed: "We’ll see what happens with his progress in the upcoming days," Hiddink told the Chelsea FC website.

"He came from the England versus Holland game and appeared to have an injury," Hiddink mused. "The situation was surprising for me. He didn't play but he came back with an injury." His absence and that of John Terry who also missed out at Villa Park due to a "little problem in his Achilles tendon" afforded US international Matt Miazga his first senior appearance since joining in January. The former New York Red Bull defender could not have wished for a better – easier – start to his Chelsea career as the Blues confidently brushed aside the leagues bottom team 4-nil.
Wed, Apr 6, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Guus Hiddink has confirmed that Gary Cahill remains a doubt for the clash at Selhurst Park due to "tight ankle ligaments."

Cahill missed the stalemate at Old Trafford after picking up the problem during the draw with Watford and the Blues’ could be forced into playing John Terry and Kurt Zouma in the heart of defence once again. Guus Hiddink revealed his side suffered "no big injuries" over Christmas while "some with minor knocks have recovered." However, there doesn’t include the likes of Radamel Falcao (calf) and Loic Remy (muscular) who are expected to miss out. Cesc Fabregas will be added to the squad following his recent bout of illness.
Source: London24
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 09:07:00 AM

Gary Cahill helped Chelsea move to the top of their Champions League group with an early goal in their 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Cahill started a four goal run for the Blues in what was a dominant performance from Chelsea. This is now two games in a row that the Blues have showed improvement, and one wonders how they'll perform this weekend against rivals Tottenham. Cahill is expected to keep his starting spot after a good match against Tel-Aviv today and with John Terry picking up an injury in the encounter.
Source: BBC
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 07:01:00 PM

Gary Cahill and John Terry are battling for Chelsea's center-back starting spot alongside Kurt Zouma.

It seems that Zouma has won himself a starting job with his speed and versatility and that leaves Cahill and Terry to battle for the spot next to him. Neither Cahill nor Terry provide much in the fantasy game, especially with Chelsea's defense struggling quite a bit lately, so we don't recommend using either one in fantasy.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 11:13:00 PM

Gary Cahill may have a broken nose after getting hit in the head by Barcelona's goalkeeper yesterday.

Jose Mourinho confirmed that Gary Cahill may have a broken nose but mentioned that he should be good to go for Sunday's match regardless of the results. If it is broken, Cahill will get a mask tomorrow to be ready for the match against Arsenal. He is very probable for the week one match against Swansea.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 11:35:00 AM

Gary Cahill scored the equalizer in Chelsea's 2-2 match against Barcelona, simultaneously taking a punch from the Barcelona goalkeeper.

Cahill was hit fairly hard as he went up to score the second Chelsea goal and was bleeding badly. He had to leave the match, but we are assuming he would have been left in if this was a competitive game. We'll wait for an update just in case, but assume he should be OK heading into week one. Cahill is looking at another season as Chelsea's starting central defender alongside John Terry and is a good fantasy option as part of the best Premier League defense. The match is now headed to penalties.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 10:04:00 PM

Gary Cahill was f I rtunate to avoid being penalized as he blocked an Arsenal shot with an extended arm in the nil-nil draw at the Emirates.

There were three potential first half penalties, two for the Blues and one for Arsenal, but none were called. There were some OK chances both ways but mostly it was a cagey affair as Chelsea again conceded possession and defended stoutly against a top challenger. The draw brings the Blues a step closer to the title.
Source: espnfc.com
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 01:11:00 PM