Cahill takes positives to Barca

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Gary Cahill turned in another assured display alongside John Terry at the heart of the Chelsea defence on Saturday, as Roberto Di Matteo's side secured a point in their 0-0 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The Blues kept the Gunners' attacking talent at bay to make it back-to-back clean sheets, but after Newcastle secured three precious points against Stoke City, the players now face a real fight to finish in the top four.

Despite the outcome from this weekend's Premier League games, Cahill feels it was a positive result against Arsene Wenger's side, particularly when taking into account Chelsea's tough run of fixtures.

"A point is a good result any time you come here. You have to take the positives," the 26-year-old said after the game. "It was cagey, both defences were tight but there were one or two chances.

"The final ball lacked a bit today, but a point here is a great result. Three points would have been massive for us but we will keep going until the end of the season."

That challenging run of games shows no signs of letting up, as Chelsea's attention now turns back to the Champions League, as the Blues head out to Spain to face holders Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Tuesday evening.

Cahill is certain that his teammates will take confidence from last week's clash at Stamford Bridge - which has given Chelsea a 1-0 first leg advantage - and believe they can finish the job.

"It's well documented the games we have had, with an early kick-off on Saturday but we have rest before the Barcelona game now," he continued. "We freshened the squad up and I think it worked well.

"We did okay and created some chances, but the final ball was missing once or twice. It was probably a fair result.

"All the players are in good form at the minute and it's important to use the squad. The players that came in did fantastically well."

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