Conte backs Cahill for England World Cup spot

Gary Cahill of Chelsea confronts the linesman during the Premier League match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says that Gary Cahill deserves a place in England's World Cup squad, despite not always playing the centre-back this season.

But Blues boss Conte believes Cahill deserves the chance to re-establish himself.

It is that sort of pedigree that makes the 32-year-old an obvious pick for Southgate in Russian Federation, according to Conte, who led Italy to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.

Suspension and a dip in form followed which culminated in Cahill being dropped in favour emerging young talent Andreas Christensen, whom Conte would go on to describe as Chelsea's present, future and a potential captain of the club. He's in good physical condition. I think we are talking about an important player for the national team. "We will see. Now he is having training sessions and he is improving a lot", Conte said on the eve of Chelsea's clash with Swansea City. These attributes were in evidence at Wembley last weekend when Chelsea beat Southampton 2-0 to advance to the FA Cup final and Cahill also put in a robust display, galvanising his team as they'd ground out a 2-1 win away at Burnley in a league match three days prior to the Saints game.




The same article states that Seri is a long-term £30m target for the 2017 Premier League champions but the Blues face competition from the Premier League and La Liga.

"He had this problem in his knee, but he is working very hard and I think he is aiming to come back before the end of the season", the Italian coach added.

Former Ghana worldwide Essien spent the best part of nine years at Chelsea between 2005 and 2014, winning two Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2012.

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