Gary Cahill warns Chelsea to expect ‘tough’ Aston Villa test
Chelsea centre-half Gary Cahill isn't taking Aston Villa lightly ahead of their clash at Stamford Bridge
Gary Cahill is expecting Aston Villa to provide Premier League leaders Chelsea with a stern test at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
The Blues are currently three points clear at the top of the table after a 1-1 draw with defending champions Manchester City at The Etihad last weekend.
They’ve had a great start to the season, apart from their last result, so it’s going to be another tough test for us
But Chelsea centre-half Cahill, who started his career at Aston Villa, isn’t taking the potential threat posed by Paul Lambert’s side lightly.
“I had a great time at Villa, more than anything with the youth team,” Cahill told Chelsea’s website.
“I owe a lot to them, they brought me through and I had a great time, so I’m looking forward to it.
“They’ve had a great start to the season, apart from their last result, so it’s going to be another tough test for us.
“It’s great to have a winning mentality, if you have a couple of sticky results it puts the pressure on going into games but at the moment we’re unbeaten, we’re going well and we should have confidence, especially playing in front of our own fans at Stamford Bridge.”
Cahill helped Chelsea beat another former side, Bolton Wanderers, 2-1 in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday night.