Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Bolton

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 19:45

Capital One Cup Third Round

Etihad Stadium

Last Game

Man City 1 - 1 Chelsea

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Cahill understands rotation

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has admitted that he is under no illusion that he is a regular first-choice centre-back under Jose Mourinho this season.

Last Updated: 08/11/13 at 16:05 Post Comment

Gary Cahill: Chelsea defender puts team before himself

Gary Cahill: Chelsea defender puts team before himself

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The 27-year-old England international started in the Blues' 3-0 home win against Schalke in the Champions League on Wednesday.

It was Cahill's 10th competitive start for Chelsea this season, but the former Bolton Wanderers man concedes that he will be rotated from time to time.

"We are fortunate enough to have a big squad here and you saw that last season when we had so many fixtures," Chelsea's official website quotes him as saying.

"I think we understand as a squad there are great players that miss out and are sometimes rotated but as long as it is rotation then obviously that's great.

"We put ourselves first for the team but we want to be involved with the team and playing a big part.

"None of the players are any different, but because of the amount of fixtures we have - against [Manchester] City and Arsenal we switched almost the whole team around - the strength is good and players are getting game time.

"As long as that happens then there are players chomping at the bit which is always healthy.

"Of course you want to be out there more times than not, but I was glad to be back out there playing on Wednesday and to get a clean sheet makes it even more pleasing.

"That's what we are out there for, to defend and then give the ball to players who can create opportunities."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e deserved respect for forging a successful football career despite being, clearly, made from balsa wood.

Nutboy
Wenger: Diaby deserves respect

L

iverpool should put in a bid for Barkley. As cheeky as it may sound, only he looks capable enough to replace Gerrard.

paulay8
Gerrard's Decay Becoming Sadly Apparent

M

y emotions were not mixed. Super professional that he is. I will never look at you the same way Frank. Love affair over.

gittoplo
Lampard: Mixed emotions

Footer 365

Rio: Fergie exit hit RvP hardest

Rio Ferdinand has claimed Robin van Persie was the player who suffered the most after Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement as Man United manager.

Transfer news: Frank Lampard's Manchester City loan spell could be extended

Frank Lampard's loan spell with Manchester City could be extended into February next year, according to Sky sources.

FIFA tightens concussion rules after World Cup incidents

Players suffering suspected concussion will have to be cleared by team doctors, under new FIFA proposals.

Mail Box

Should Gerrard Play Further Forward?

That's one shout in a mailbox that recalls Rafa Benitez saying the Liverpool man would one day end up as a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney and 500 words on Ipswich...

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property