‘Luck’s not on our side at the moment’ - Cahill

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Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill knows the

champions need to start making their own luck if

they are to turn around their rotten season.

Jose Mourinho’s men have been a shadow of the

side that so impressively won the title last term,

having lost half of their opening eight Premier

League fixtures.

It leaves the west Londoners 16th in the standings

and 10 points behind leaders Manchester City,

making this weekend’s home clash with Aston Villa

important for both embattled sides.

Cahill expects to be fit to face his former club after

a back complaint during an international break

which saw Branislav Ivanovic and Nemanja Matic

forced off through injury playing for Serbia.

“I don’t know how bad their injuries are, hopefully

not too bad,” Cahill said of the pair – the latter of

whom returned for their defeat to Portugal.

“My injury is okay.

“Luck’s not on our side at the minute, but you have

to make your own luck in terms of performances at

the club.

“That’s something I’m determined to put right and

I’m sure everyone else is.

“It’s not a nice feeling at the minute and one we

don’t want to have for very much longer.”

Cahill returned to Chelsea earlier than many of his

team-mates after being rested for England’s final

Euro 2016 qualifier in Lithuania.

The centre-back watched the Vilnius triumph from

home and returns to club action buoyed by the

experience of leading his country out for the first

time, captaining the Three Lions to Friday’s 2-0

defeat of Estonia.

“It was an amazing feeling for me and my family

and a moment I’ll never ever forget,” Cahill said.

“But once I knew I was captain I wanted to make it

work and to lead them to a positive result and

thankfully it went that way.

“I thought I played well, and the team played well.

The most important thing was that we won so a

good night.”


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