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‘Luck’s not on our side at the moment’ - Cahill

Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill knows the
champions need to start making their own luck if
they are to turn around their rotten season.

Jose Mourinho’s men have been a shadow of the
side that so impressively won the title last term,
having lost half of their opening eight Premier
League fixtures.

It leaves the west Londoners 16th in the standings
and 10 points behind leaders Manchester City,
making this weekend’s home clash with Aston Villa
important for both embattled sides.

Cahill expects to be fit to face his former club after
a back complaint during an international break
which saw Branislav Ivanovic and Nemanja Matic
forced off through injury playing for Serbia.

“I don’t know how bad their injuries are, hopefully
not too bad,” Cahill said of the pair – the latter of
whom returned for their defeat to Portugal.
“My injury is okay.

“Luck’s not on our side at the minute, but you have
to make your own luck in terms of performances at
the club.

“That’s something I’m determined to put right and
I’m sure everyone else is.

“It’s not a nice feeling at the minute and one we
don’t want to have for very much longer.”

Cahill returned to Chelsea earlier than many of his
team-mates after being rested for England’s final
Euro 2016 qualifier in Lithuania.

The centre-back watched the Vilnius triumph from
home and returns to club action buoyed by the
experience of leading his country out for the first
time, captaining the Three Lions to Friday’s 2-0
defeat of Estonia.

“It was an amazing feeling for me and my family
and a moment I’ll never ever forget,” Cahill said.

“But once I knew I was captain I wanted to make it
work and to lead them to a positive result and
thankfully it went that way.

“I thought I played well, and the team played well.
The most important thing was that we won so a
good night.”

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