Gary Cahill has revealed that he is looking forward to the next couple of weeks as he faces some big games for club and country.

His Chelsea side face a mouth-watering trip to Champions League chasing London rivals Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

The battle between the two is being billed as the clash between former friends turned foes Andre Villas-Boas and Jose Mourinho who will be in the opposite dug-outs for the first time.

However, the game is key for both sides in terms of their ambitions for the season.

Villas- Boas has spent a lot of money from the record sale of Gareth Bale transfer to ensure that the Welshman wont be missed, breaking Spurs' own transfer record three times over as they look to break into the Champions League.

Mourinho meanwhile returns to Stamford Bridge hoping to reclaim the title he won the twice in his first stint in charge.

Cahill told the official Chelsea website: 'Tottenham have done really well this season. It's going to be a massive game. We know that they had a great squad last season. This year they've lost their main man but they've added with vast quality with the players that they've brought in.

''They've had a couple of convincing wins but they've also ground results out 1-0.

''It's going to be a good game for the neutral but obviously we need to go there and try and get a win.''

The Blues then return to Champions League action after that fixture where they will look to get back on track against Steaua Bucharest following an opening matchday defeat against FC Basel.

However the 27-year-olds attention then turns to the international stage where he will be expected to play a big part for the Three Lions in two crucial fixtures.

England need two wins to be sure of World Cup qualification against fellow hopefuls Montenegro and Poland at Wembley.

''When we do meet up I'll be going fully focused knowing the job we've got to do. I think the last two games were decent, we played well, but they're gone now, they're in the past,'' Cahill continued.

''It's really down to these next two games, against Montenegro and Poland, where it's going to be decided. We know it's going to be huge. We're at home for the two games so hopefully we'll pack the stadium out and the fans will really get behind us and we can finish the job. We know there's going to be great expectations on us and we need to go out and make sure we qualify.''

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