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BlueLion.

Gary Cahill

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Hope it's not true, or we're running out of players for that Leeds game. Mikel, Ramires, Cahill all suspended while Romeu and JT are injured. If Cahill's available then we'd probably see Luiz and Lampard together in midfield but if Luiz is needed to play CB alongside Ivanovic we don't have have any midfielders other than Lampard and Oscar, but playing them together in the double pivot is a catastrophe waiting to happen.

Cahill was horrible today and the red card was the least of it. He should've been subbed off at half time for Azpilicueta, with Ivanovic moving inside to partner Luiz. Of course Benitez was too thick to see it but that's hardly a surprise to anyone...

Can only hope Terry can somehow make it and knowing his character, he might just Benitez to play him on Wednesday.

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Cahill's red card came in the 90th-minute after an incident with midfielder Emerson on halfway.

'I have tackled the guy, we sort of tangled legs and as we tangled he lashed out with his arm and hit me in the face,' Cahill explained. 'So I have reacted which wasn't the greatest of reactions from me but it is two different players - he hits me in the face and I don't roll around for five minutes holding my face like he has broken my nose and dislocated my jaw.

'I touch him on the shin and it probably wouldn't knock over my one-year-old daughter, yet he was rolling around five or six times.'

:lol:

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I'm not talking about the red, but where are the people saying Cahill was our best CB so far? Where are you people?

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I'm not talking about the red, but where are the people saying Cahill was our best CB so far? Where are you people?

He's anything but, good squad player but that's it, basically our version of Johnny Evans.

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Don't worry Gazz, I still love you.

I don't like it when he and Luiz play together. At least one of the CBs needs to be a leader and neither are. Luiz is a passionate loose cannon, and Gazz is the typical restrained stiff uppper lip Pommie.

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The Brazilian clearly started it all, should have been red for him as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVr2__xXOSM

It didn't have any big effect on this game but it definitely has one on our following games.

The playacting by Corinthians was despicable to say the least. It's probably even worse than Barcelona. They dived at almost every opportunity and then of course, rolling on the ground non-stop. Utterly disgraceful!

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Gaz was class yesterday. Goes un noticed, but had a great last couple of games.

Anyone else think he is fantastic?

Except the CWC final

Actually thought he was below average yesterday. Got skinned too easily a couple of times in the first half and got a his positioning and decision making wrong a few other times forcing Iva to amend his mistakes. I also thought his passing in the first half, like all the rest of our team, was very sloppy.

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Gaz was class yesterday. Goes un noticed, but had a great last couple of games.

Anyone else think he is fantastic?

Except the CWC final

The defenders barely worked in last games, not the best moments to rate a CB.

In crucial games of the season: Manchester, Atlético, Corinthians, he was really bad.

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Cahil has the abilities of a world class center back in terms of his pace, heading, physical strengths..etc His problem for me is his tactical side like positioning, when to step up, when to get close and when to show the attacker down the flank. When there is only the obvious option available Cahil does it perfectly, but when there is a tactical decision to be made Garry can be vulnerable to mistakes.

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Has got to be a shoe-in for the captaincy when JT hangs his boots up.

You mean, he has got to clean JT's boots and shoes before he can even think about the captaincy, right? Its just some kind of anagram, oh Alex, I got you!!!

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8 Reasons Not to Sign Gary Cahill

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1012915-chelsea-transfer-rumors-eight-reasons-not-to-sign-gary-cahill

Signing Cahill would be an indictment on David Luiz's inability to string consistent performances, but why is André Villas-Boas replacing inconsistency with ineptitude?

This article will outline eight reasons why signing Cahill is a big mistake.

1- Gary Cahill Leading Bolton Wanderers to Relegation

2- Gary Cahill's Proficiency at Playing the Offside Trap

3- Gary Cahill Is a Weak Tackler

4- Gary Cahill's Poor Passing Ability

5- Gary Cahill Is Overrated

Pros

  • Strong aerially—averages 3.3 aerial duels won per game (third highest among centre-backs).

Cons

  • Worse than David Luiz.
  • Weak tackler.
  • Poor passer.
  • Constantly caught out of position.
  • Questionable leader.
  • In bad form.
  • Can sign him for free in six months' time.
  • Taking advantage of Chelsea's weak stance against high wages.
  • Will continue André Villas-Boas' doomed high line strategy.

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Great article, it seems the guy knew a lot of stuff about Cahill before he joined Chelsea, because he describe the same problems we have here, there are some interesting stats as well.

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