Why Gary Cahill has been Chelsea’s standout performer this season

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Chelsea’s Gary Cahill has had a superb season (Picture: PA Wire)

Monday night saw Cesar Azpilicueta pick up Chelsea’s Players’ Player of the season whilst Eden Hazard received Chelsea’s Player of the Year award. Whilst both these players deserved their accolades respectively, the performances of their teammate Gary Cahill must not be undermined as a result.

The England international has been a rock in Chelsea’s back four this season and an integral part of Jose Mourinho’s defensive unit that only conceded 27 goals in the Premier League. Although Chelsea have been criticised for their negative approaches to games this season and their routine ‘park the bus’ tactics, it has truly been an honour and pleasure to watch some of Cahill’s defensive performances.

Alongside some of his excellent displays, Cahill is a player that without a doubt puts in 100 per cent every game. He goes into games ready to fight…

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