Owen Coyle is firm in the belief that Gary Cahill will prove to be a huge hit at Stamford Bridge, despite a somewhat inauspicious start to his Chelsea career.
Cahill signed for the Blues for £7 million from Bolton during the January transfer window, but has yet to find his feet at his new club.
In only three appearances for Chelsea since his move, Cahill has been part of a defence which has leaked seven goals and has yet to be on the winning side.
The 26-year-old is not, of course, to blame for the failings of the team as a whole, but he surely would have predicted a somewhat easier first month in a Chelsea shirt.
Coyle, meanwhile, knows all about the qualities Cahill has to offer, having had the centre-back under his stewardship at the Reebok Stadium.
And, says the Bolton boss, it is simply a matter of time before Cahill really makes his presence felt at Chelsea.
"Gary is an outstanding player, who is conscientious, who cares and who doesn't like losing at any time," stated Coyle, according to skysports.com.
"There is no doubt that he will have a terrific career at Chelsea."
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