Chelsea star Cahill: I can replace Terry

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Gary Cahill says he is content with the role of replacing John Terry in the centre of the Chelsea defence following the suspension of the Blues captain.

Terry is unavailable for four games, starting with Saturday's encounter with Tottenham at White Hart Lane, after deciding not to appeal his ban from the Football Association with regards to the racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand.

The Chelsea skipper revealed on Thursday that he would not contest the charge, and offered an apology for his actions in the encounter with Queens Park Rangers in October of last year.

Cahill, meanwhile, has been tasked with taking the place of Terry in central defence for the Blues, and is expected to start alongside David Luiz against Spurs this weekend.

And the 26-year-old former Bolton star as assured Chelsea fans that he is ready to fill the boots of Terry, despite returning to training late following his exertions with England in Poland this week.

“We have some massive games coming up and it’s going to be important," Cahill told Chelsea TV.

“It starts tomorrow with the early kick off and it’s going to be a huge game. Both teams are in form at the moment, so it’s going to be tough.

“I feel okay. It was good to get back out training again because I have done a lot of travelling and haven’t done much for the past couple of days. It was important that I got back out and got moving — I enjoy being back out on the pitch.”

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