Monday, 2nd June, 2014

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has revealed that he shares a “good” understanding with fellow England centre-back Phil Jagielka.

Cahill is expected to partner the Everton player at the heart of the Three Lions’ defence in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

England are yet to lose a game when they have both been on the field together as they contribute to a miserly defence.

And Cahill, who has partnered Jagielka in central defence since Roy Hodgson took charge of England in 2012, has credited the success to their understanding of each other’s game.


“We have a good understanding, it's come from playing a few games together, as it always does,” Cahill told FIFA’s official site.

“You don't all of a sudden hit it off with someone, but I feel we hit it off quite quickly and there's definitely an understanding in each other's game.”

Cahill, who joined Chelsea from Bolton Wanderers in 2012, further added that he is looking forward to playing his first major competition with England, the World Cup.

“Since I've come to Chelsea I've enjoyed it, it's gone really well for me, and I can't get wait to get started in my first major competition with England, which will be very exciting,” he added.

The 28-year-old, who has 23 caps and three goals for England to his name, made 47 appearances in all competitions for the Blues in the 2013/14 season, scoring twice.

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