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Twitter gushes over Chelsea defender's MOTM performance

Gary Cahill showed remarkable ability in Chelsea's 3-0 win over Schalke at Stamford Bridge, winning the plaudits from fans from all around the world.

The England international found himself back in the team after David Luiz was dropped after the disastrous loss away to Newcastle on Saturday. 

The 27-year-old was the epitome of world class defending in the Champions League match against Schalke, with moments of towering strength, blistering pace and composure on the ball. He hasn't found it so easy this season after being widely being seen as 'cover' for the favoured pair of John Terry and David Luiz, with this start he really had a chance to impress the management and fans, which he took with both hands.

A shaky start saw Chelsea put under some early pressure, which Cahill managed to diffuse on several occasions. Once Chelsea got into the game he grew stronger and much more confident in possession and didn't look like he ever had his back against the wall. 

John Terry also deserves a lot of credit in the defensive performance, who showed his experience and leadership to ensure the two Englishman worked in unison for the whole night and were the main cause of frustration for the German side. 

After his performance, fans took to Twitter to shower the defender in praise and make known of their appreciation of his wonderful performance. Here are some of our favourites on the big man. 

Take a bow Gary Cahill, you deserve it. 

image: © Ben Sutherland

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