Arqueros: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Ben Foster (West Bromwich), Fraser Forster (Celtic). Defensores: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Southampton), Chris Smalling (Manchester United).
David Luiz has been linked with a move to Barcelona for what seems like ever since he arrived at Chelsea. According to the latest reports, Luiz has already agreed a five year deal to sign for the Catalan side with the fee to be negotiated with Chelsea.
I just wonder what you think of the possible departure of David Luiz now to that of this time last season?
Sitting having lunch in the Chelsea Kitchen ahead of the game, five Coaches drove past with the Stoke City supporters heading to the ground well in advance of the game and I wondered just what could their side do to our season later that day? The answer? Literally nothing!
Chelsea dominated the game and as time moved by in the first half it became clear, it was only a matter of time before Chelsea scored.
Chelsea beat Didier Drogba's Galatasaray side 2-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate with goals from Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill that sees Jose Mourinho's men move into the draw for the Quarter Finals.
We all expected more from our opponents than they actually produced and Chelsea won this well within themselves at Stamford Bridge.
Whatever happens between now and the end of the season, there is one player who should be right up there in contention with others for the Player of the Year award and that's Gary Cahill.
We read everyday comment and focus on Jose Mourinho, John Terry and Eden Hazard but it's important that we should not forget the MASSIVE impact Gary Cahill has had on Jose Mourinho and this Chelsea team.
Chelsea fans' favourite to be Â£25m target for Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
News emanating from Barcelona that iconic centre back and inspirational leader Carles Puyol is set to leave the club at the end of the season is likely to produce a renewed attempt by the Catalan club to prise Brazilian star David Luiz from Chelsea.
There has been plenty of report and speculation surrounding the future of John Terry at Chelsea. At 33 and with just four months left on his contract, the latest report states that Chelsea are preparing to offer a new one-year deal. I am asking YOU the Chelsea fan reading this whether you think it's the right move?
Arsenal is back on top of the Premier League, two points clear of Manchester City and Chelsea, after the Londoners today defeated Manchester City 0-1 in Manchester on a goal by the always-good Branslav Ivanovic. Manchester City could not continue its goal machine in what was in some ways an unlucky match where neither David Silva or Yaya Toure had a particularly good day.
I personally cannot say enough about Gary Cahill! Surely, he has to be one of the best defenders in the country right now and I am not saying that because I wear blue tinted glasses, it's fact! The reports that he is about to be offered a new four year deal at Chelsea is fantastic news if it's true!
During the build up to the game yesterday, I really felt that this was the biggest game of our season so far. The more I thought about it, the more important three points became and with our season being like it has been so far, you hoped that Chelsea could take an all important three points but being aware of the threat of Luis Suarez.
Jose Mourinho has revealed in his pre match press conference today that Gary Cahill is out of the game tomorrow and Ashley Cole will be rested with Cesar Azpilicueta coming back into the side. Who else do you think should start for Chelsea?
It's a massive ten days for Chelsea coming up starting tomorrow with Palace at home, Sunderland in the League Cup Quarter Final in the week followed by The Arsenal next Monday.
Chelsea managed to preserve their unbeaten home record under Jose Mourinho after a controversial 96th minute penalty against West Brom. Chelsea were going into the dying seconds of the match trailing West Brom 2-1 following a comeback by the away team. It was a very poor match in the first half, as Chelsea struggled to break down their opposition.
Here's a pic from training, ft. @GaryJCahill and Oscar in their new @adidasUK boots... #allincfc pic.twitter.com/s0p05Mr5W7 Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) November 8, 2013 Chelsea stars Oscar and Gary Cahill put their new Adidas Samba collection boots to the test in training today ahead of this weekend's clash with West Brom.
According to the press, Gary Cahill is about to be rewarded for his fantastic performances in recent seasons with a new four-year contract. If you ask me, that signing is just as important as Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa!
What a bargain Cahill has proven to be. Signed for just £7m in 2012, you look at him now and would value him at least three times that amount in the current market.
Congratulations to Gary Cahill for being named by his fellow professionals in the Premier League team of the season at the PFA awards in London last night. It's more than well deserved as Gary Cahill has been quite simply, outstanding this season!
A future Chelsea and England captain, Cahill came here as a good defender, now working alongside John Terry, he has been a vital component in the success this season has become and has formed the best defensive partnership in the Premier League.
Gary Cahill in my eyes, is the now the best centre back in the Premier League and for England. A vital part of Jose Mourinho's back four and has to be one of the first names listed by Roy Hodgson to go to Rio this summer!
I cannot understand why people are surprised at England's defeat to Uruguay last night and to the first against Italy. Roy Hodgson's approach to our tactics are to blame and I tip England to lose to Costa Rica on Tuesday afternoon too!!
I will say one thing, if it wasn't for Gary Cahill, England would have been battered last night and what would the reaction have been then!
England 2014 World Cup squad is a post from: Just Football
Roy Hodgson has named England's second youngest ever squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, whilst also keeping a solid backbone of experienced players. English goalkeepers have become renowned for high-profile errors in recent tournaments, but having won the league with Manchester City after an early season dip in form Joe Hart will be hoping to live up to his potential in Brazil.
England 3-0 Peru Friendly International 30th May 2014
England secured a comfortable 3-0 win against Peru at Wembley, with Daniel Sturridge's superb curling opener the stand-out moment in a game which saw the visitors spend most of the game defending in numbers.
England 0-2 Chile International Friendly 15th November 2013
A brace from Barcelona wideman Alexis Sanchez secured a deserved 2-0 win for visiutors Chile at Wembley on Friday night. England, starting with Saints' new-boys Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez struggled to match La Roja's impressive mix of high quality technique and defensive nous as the South Americans looked untrobuled for mo of the game.
Roy Hodgson has used his afternoon press conference to announce the England squad for the upcoming home friendlies against Chile and Germany on the 15th and 19th of November respectively, and it looks a little something like this...
With news that David Luiz is back into the Chelsea squad for tonight's game against Steaua Bucharest, I just wondered if YOU believe that after our defensive problems in recent weeks, he should walk straight back into the side?
The problem I think anyone will tell you with Gary Cahill and John Terry playing together, is a lack of pace.
A massive to Petr Cech for being named in the Premier League Team of the Year 2013/14 at the PFA Awards last night in London.
Cech along with the back four, have the best defensive record in the Premier League so far this term and the award is well deserved. He joins Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard in being named by his fellow professionals as the best in his position.
Less than one year after being booed at the Professional Footballers' Association awards dinner following his ten-match FA ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic, Liverpool's Luis Suarez received a standing ovation to accept an individual honor.
While the main gongs are yet to be divvied out (more on that as and when) and the official announcements are yet to be made, but The Guardian's live feed of the PFA Awards event has confirmed that the 2014 PFA Team of the Year is as follows.
Four more unlikely band-matesyou probably couldn't wish to assemble, but here's Samuel Eto'o, Gary Cahill, Hulk and Southampton centre-half Maya Yoshida taking to the stage to perform 'Paradise City' by Guns n' Roses at the behest of Budweiser...
If ever o' ever a footballer screamed "rock and roll excess", it's Gary James Cahill.