Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill has been named in the UEFA Champions League Team of the Week following a rock-solid performance against Schalke.

The England international lined-up alongside John Terry in the centre of defence and played a vital role in securing Chelsea's second clean sheet of the competition.

Cahill, who was given the nod ahead of Brazilian defender David Luiz on Tuesday night, rewarded Blues manager Jose Mourinho with a brilliant showing amongst one of the tightest defences in the competition.

Disregarding a yellow card early in the second half, the former Bolton ace produced a virtually faultless performance; registering 55 touches and 93% pass success.

Although centre-back partner Terry has stolen the spotlight in recent weeks for his superb start to the campaign, Cahill is shaping up to be the number one candidate to feature next to the 32-year-old on a regular basis this term.

UEFA issued the Blues star with a match rating of 6.0, but with four-goal Paris Saint-Germain hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic receiving a perfect 10, his assessment seems fair in context.

Here's the 11-man line-up that made the cut in UEFA's matchday three Team of the Week:

Goalkeeper: Fraser Forster (Celtic)

Defenders: Gregory van Der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), David Alaba (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders: Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Ricardo Montolivo (AC Milan), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

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