Chelsea defender Gary Cahill insists that the players are in full support of manager Rafael Benitez.

The former Bolton Wanderers stopper has stated that everyone at the club is committed to performing for the Spaniard.

Cahill believes that the players showed fight and determination to come from behind twice against Brentford in the FA Cup last weekend, underlining their commitment to the cause.

"The character we showed in the second half shows we're playing for the manager," Cahill said in the Daily Mirror.

"The first half wasn't good. We could blame the pitch and that we couldn't see anything in the sunshine. But we shouldn't as we were really sloppy and off the pace."

Benitez, who has come under increasing pressure from Chelsea supporters of late, has the full support of Cahill and the rest of the squad.

Benitez's cause wasn't helped last night by Chelsea throwing a two-goal lead away at relegation threatened Reading, with Adam Le Fondre scoring in the 95th minute to earn a share of the spoils.

And whilst Cahill admits that Benitez is under pressure, the 27-year-old defender tried to draw positives from Chelsea's 2-2 with the Bees on Sunday.  

"He's under a lot of pressure from the fans, but we have grated out a result in horrible conditions."


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