Gary Cahill has urged Chelsea to embrace the "challenge" of chasing down Manchester United and Manchester City in the race for the Barclays Premier League title.
The Blues go into 2013 four points behind champions City and a further seven adrift of leaders United with a game in hand after a rollercoaster start to the season.
Defender Cahill said: "We need to keep looking forward and have that challenge in the back of our head. We would rather have the points in the bag, but that's another challenge we have got to face. There are plenty of games coming up."
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