Gary Cahill says Chelsea are dangerous side

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Chelsea defender Gary Cahill believes the Blues are one of the most 'dangerous' teams left in the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho's team strolled through the group stages of European football's top competition, bagging top spot in Group G from the likes of Schalke and Sporting Lisbon.


They also looked strong in the Premier League too, and still lead the way at the top of the table despite falling to their first loss of the season at the weekend against Newcastle.

They could potentially face either Juventus or Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16, but Cahill says Chelsea don't fear anyone - indeed they should inspire fears in their rivals. "I'm sure teams won't want to come up against us. I think we're a good team. We're certainly playing well, aren't we?" he said.


"That unbeaten run that lasted so long, where we are in the league this season and how we're playing. I'm sure people will have taken a lot of notice of that. I think we're dangerous. There are loads of dangerous teams going into the next round, and we're no different.

"With the squad we've got there are a lot of players I'm sure the other teams are well aware of. We're confident. Last year we were close. I feel we're going stronger this season."


The Blues are trying to right the wrongs of last season where they crashed out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage against Atletico Madrid. Cahill admits that he and his Chelsea team-mates use that loss as motivation as they attempt to repeat their 2012 triumph.

"Last year we were so close. It hurt us a lot to go out in the semi-final," the defender admitted. "But as a team we've got more experience than last season. Let's just see who we get. We've done all we can at this stage."

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