Cahill eager for PSG clash

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has said that he is eager to come up against Paris Saint-Germain’s star strikers when the two sides meet in the Champions League quarter finals, according to ChelseaFC.com.

The Blues last made the trip to the French club in Jose Mourinho’s first Champions League game in charge in the 2004/2005 season, with the London side emerging as 3-0 winners.

Now Chelsea will face a very different threat featuring the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edison Cavani and Cahill is aware of the danger they possess.

“It’s a massive game and one that’s fairly equally matched,” said Cahill.

“There’s no doubt that one of their most important attributes is their front three, so it will be difficult for us, but I’m very much looking forward to testing myself against players such as Ibrahimovic, Cavani, Lavezzi and Lucas.”

The Stamford Bridge outfit travel to the Parc des Princes for the first-leg of the quarter-final on Wednesday and will be looking for a strong away result to take back home.

The 28-year-old admitted that it was important that his side capitalise on their scoring chances if they are to take a defendable lead back to the Bridge and progress to the semi-finals of the competition.

“With this tie, it’s important for us to be in a situation where we can finish it off at Stamford Bridge in the second leg. We need to make sure we capitalise on any chances that come our way in Paris, and then hopefully we’ll be able to take advantage at home, where we’re very strong,” added the England defender.

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