Gary Cahill: This victory over Tottenham has given me the most satisfaction at Chelsea
By Harvey Byrne
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has named his side’s 2-0 League Cup final victory over Tottenham in 2015 as the win that gave him the most satisfaction.
The 31-year-old centre-back completed five years at the Blues this week after a £7million move from Bolton in the 2012 winter window.
He has starred in a number of wins for the club, playing 220 times in total and winning the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup while at Chelsea.
However, the experienced defender has named his side’s victory over Spurs two years a go as his most joyous.
“The game which gave me most satisfaction was the League Cup final against Tottenham in 2015, but I only say that because certain things in football stick with you,” told Cahill to the official Chelsea website.
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“Earlier that season we lost 5-3 away against them, which happens, you lose games. But for months after that match I was always having to answer questions about it in interviews. You would have thought we’d lost the Champions League final to them, I couldn’t believe so much fuss was made about one game.
“Sometimes in football you get an opportunity to quieten a few people down so it was very satisfying when we beat them at Wembley.”
The game in 2015 was settled by a John Terry effort in the first half before Diego Costa completed the scoring in the second half.
Tottenham had not won any of their three following fixtures against the Blues after the final before their 2-0 victory over Antonio Conte’s side earlier in the month.
It is looking likely that the two sides will now go head-to-head for the league crown with seven points currently separating the two London clubs at the top of the league.
Tottenham have won their last six league meetings and they will be keen to push Chelsea all the way to the end.
Their next challenge will come in the form of fifth placed Manchester City, who will be looking for a positive reaction after losing 4-0 against Everton in their last outing.
In other Tottenham news, this £20million man could make his debut in Spurs’ clash with Manchester City on Saturday.