Gary Cahill praises 'sharp' Chelsea

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Gary Cahill has revealed that he was pleased with Saturdays win over West London rivals Fulham in the end.

Two second half goals saw Cahill's Chelsea side run out winners which put them top of the Premier League table on Saturday night before being leapfrogged by Arsenal.

One of goals was scored by John Obi Mikel which was his first ever Premier League goal in seven years of trying.

It was the perfect tonic for the hangover inflicted by consecutive defeats by Everton and FC Basel in the Champions League last week.

Cahill told Chelsea's official website of his joy: "We looked a bit tentative first half but the second half we created a lot more chances, put Fulham on the back foot and we looked a better side,''

''It was much more like us and that is why we got our joy.

''The second half was how we should be playing at home. It takes time when new players come in but we have a great squad now, a proven manager and I am sure we will do well.

''Training has been very sharp and in pre-season it was very sharp as well,' added the 27-year-old.

''At the start of the season I thought we were playing some great stuff but it does take time because we have players needing to adapt to the league and to adapt to being here.

''Two dodgy results back to back got everyone talking. When you are a big team and you lose two games it gets talked about as a crisis. It was not ideal but we didn't feel that way.''

This season the 27-year-old has established himself as a regular alongside captain John Terry in the Blues defence despite competition from the likes of David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta.

Since signing from Bolton Wanderers for around £7 million in 2012, the England international has played 70 games in all competitions, registering eight goals. 

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