Gary Cahill discusses where he has improved at Chelsea

The England international defender believes he reads the game far better since joining Chelsea.

Gary Cahill has revealed that his reading of the game has improved by being around the Chelsea team.

The centre-back, who signed from Bolton 2012, has gone from strength to strength since moving to the Blues and he is now regarded as one of the finest centre-backs in the Premier League.

He attributes that to being around some high-class stars and he believes that the standard of player that he plays against on a daily basis in training at Chelsea has helped him improve in one particular area.

"My reading of the game has improved," he revealed to BT Sport. 

This progression was evident in midweek when Cahill played excellently in England's 2-0 win over Switzerland with one specific moment standing out.

The 28-year-old had to be alert to react as Josip Drmic rounded Joe Hart and shot towards goal to be able to stop a certain goal and Cahill says that the block was a fantastic feeling. 

"It's never over [the line] until it's over," he explained. "It's a fantastic feeling when something like that happens and you save a goal."

When he was signed many people expected Cahill to come in as back-up, but he has forced his way into the starting line-up and he is a valuable member of the first-team now. 

His partnership with John Terry at the heart of the Blues' defence is one of the best combinations in England and he has clearly benefited from playing alongside someone of such experience. 

The English duo will be the basis of what Chelsea build their title hopes upon, as they look to claim the Premier League trophy for the first time since 2010 - something which Cahill has warned will be tough.

"We're confident we've got a good squad, like many other Premier League teams," he diplomatically said. 

"But we're three games in. It's going to be tough.

"We've strengthened the team and we look good. But it's about consistency. Every single time you turn out in the Premier League, no game is easy."

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