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Gary Cahill wants to play, wants to stay at Chelsea

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With Kurt Zouma making huge strides towards becoming a key Chelsea player for the foreseeable future and John Terry clawing his way back into the club's starting eleven after a rough start to the season, defender Gary Cahill has fallen to third choice and before last night's start, had only played in 2 of Chelsea's last 10 matches.  Accordingly, rumours linking Cahill to an exit from Stamford Bridge emerged recenly, but those rumors aren't likely to become reality anytime soon.

"I had a good chat with the manager and he was very approachable. I want to stay at the club, I signed a four-year deal a couple of months ago and that shows I want to be here."

"Over the last few seasons I was in 85-90 per cent of games and this season has been different. You get people criticising players who are happy to sit on the bench and pick up their money. That is certainly not me. I want to be out there and a big part of things if I can."

-Gary Cahill; Source: London Evening Standard

Terry's potential exit from the club at the end of the season might be good news for Cahill as he is likely to be one of the players tasked with filling the John Terry-sized hole at the club. But to remain under Roy Hodgson's consideration to represent and start for England at Euro 2016, Cahill will need to see the pitch more often in the second half of the current season as well.

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